MenuItem.DefaultItem Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the menu item is the default menu item.

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

public bool DefaultItem { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the menu item is the default item in a menu; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The default menu item for a menu is boldfaced. When the user double-clicks a submenu that contains a default item, the default item is selected, and the submenu is closed. You can use the DefaultItem property to indicate, the default action that is expected in a menu or shortcut menu.

The following code example creates a menu item with two submenu items. The example sets menuItem2 as the default menu item using the DefaultItem property.

public void CreateMyMenus()
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");
   MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem("&New");
   MenuItem menuItem3 = new MenuItem("&Open");
   // Make menuItem2 the default menu item.
   menuItem2.DefaultItem = true;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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