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MenuItem.IsParent Property

Gets a value indicating whether the menu item contains child menu items.

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

public override bool IsParent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the menu item contains child menu items; false if the menu is a standalone menu item.

You can use this property with the Parent property to navigate in code through an entire menu structure.

The following code example determines whether there are any submenus associated with a MenuItem named menuItem1. If any submenus exist, it disables them by setting the Enabled property to false. The example requires that there is a MenuItem created named menuItem1.

 public void DisableMyChildMenus ()
    // Determine if menuItem2 is a parent menu.
    if(menuItem2.IsParent == true)
       // Loop through all the submenus.
       for(int i = 0; i < menuItem2.MenuItems.Count; i++)
          // Disable all of the submenus of menuItem2.
          menuItem2.MenuItems[i].Enabled = false;

.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.