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Form::Menu Property

Gets or sets the MainMenu that is displayed in the form.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

property MainMenu^ Menu {
	MainMenu^ get ();
	void set (MainMenu^ value);

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::MainMenu
A MainMenu that represents the menu to display in the form.

You can use this property to switch between complete menu sets at run time. For example, you can define one MainMenu to be displayed when your multiple-document interface (MDI) form has no active MDI child forms and another MainMenu to display when a child window is displayed. You can also use a different MainMenu when specific conditions exist in your application that require displaying a different menu set.

The following code example creates a MainMenu, assigns two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu and binds it to a form. This example requires that you have a Form created that is named Form1.

void CreateMyMainMenu()
   // Create an empty MainMenu.
   MainMenu^ mainMenu1 = gcnew MainMenu;
   MenuItem^ menuItem1 = gcnew MenuItem;
   MenuItem^ menuItem2 = gcnew MenuItem;
   menuItem1->Text = "File";
   menuItem2->Text = "Edit";

   // Add two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu.
   mainMenu1->MenuItems->Add( menuItem1 );
   mainMenu1->MenuItems->Add( menuItem2 );

   // Bind the MainMenu to Form1.
   Menu = mainMenu1;

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0