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)

Public Property Menu As MainMenu

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.

Public Sub CreateMyMainMenu()
    ' Create an empty MainMenu.
    Dim mainMenu1 As New MainMenu()

    Dim menuItem1 As New MenuItem()
    Dim menuItem2 As New MenuItem()

    menuItem1.Text = "File"
    menuItem2.Text = "Edit"
    ' Add two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu.

    ' Bind the MainMenu to Form1.
    Menu = mainMenu1
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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