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MenuItem.Break Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item is placed on a new line (for a menu item added to a MainMenu object) or in a new column (for a menu item or submenu item displayed in a ContextMenu).

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

public bool Break { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the menu item is placed on a new line or in a new column; false if the menu item is left in its default placement. The default is false.

You can use the Break property to create a menu where each menu is placed next to each other horizontally instead of in a vertical list. You can also use this property to create a menu bar that contains multiple rows of top-level menu items.

The following code example creates a menu with two top-level menu items on the top row and one menu item on the bottom row.

public void CreateMyMenus()
   // Create three top-level menu items.
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");
   MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem("&Options");
   MenuItem menuItem3 = new MenuItem("&Edit");
   // Place the "Edit" menu on a new line in the menu bar.
   menuItem3.Break = true;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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