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MainMenu.RightToLeft Property

Gets or sets whether the text displayed by the control is displayed from right to left.

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

public virtual RightToLeft RightToLeft { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.RightToLeft
One of the RightToLeft values.


The value assigned to the property is not a valid member of the RightToLeft enumeration.

This property enables your menus to support languages that are written from right to left. When this property is set to RightToLeft.Yes, the menu item text will be displayed from right to left instead of the default left to right method.


For more information about how enabling right-to-left alignment affects Windows Forms controls, see the RightToLeft property.

The following code example uses the GetForm method to determine if a MainMenu is currently parented to the form. If the call in the example code to GetForm does not return null, the code then clones the menu structure of the MainMenu using the CloneMenu method. The example code then sets the RightToLeft property to RightToLeft.Yes on the new copy of the MainMenu to create a MainMenu that can be used for languages that support right to left text. This example requires that you have a MainMenu created that is named mainMenu1.

 public void CloneMyMenu()
    // Determine if mainMenu1 is currently hosted on the form.
    if(mainMenu1.GetForm() != null)
       // Create a copy of the MainMenu that is hosted on the form.
       MainMenu mainMenu2 = mainMenu1.CloneMenu();
       // Set the RightToLeft property for mainMenu2.
       mainMenu2.RightToLeft = RightToLeft.Yes;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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