MenuItem.MdiList Property


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Gets or sets a value indicating whether the menu item will be populated with a list of the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child windows that are displayed within the associated form.

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

public bool MdiList { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if a list of the MDI child windows is displayed in this menu item; otherwise, false. The default is false.

When a menu item is selected to display an MDI child window list, the list is displayed as a submenu of the menu item. Only forms that are defined as MDI child forms are displayed in the window list. Only nine child windows can be displayed at a time. If there are more than nine child windows displayed, a "More Windows..." menu item is displayed at the end of the window list. Clicking this menu item displays a dialog box with a complete list of the child windows that are currently active.

The following code example creates a MenuItem that is used to display the list of currently open MDI child forms in an MDI form.

public void SetMDIList()
   // Create the MenuItem to be used to display an MDI list.
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem();
   // Set this menu item to be used as an MDI list.
   menuItem1.MdiList = true;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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