OnClick Method

MenuItem.OnClick Method

Raises the Click event.

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

protected virtual void OnClick(
	EventArgs e


Type: System.EventArgs

An EventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnClick in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnClick method.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Click event to perform tasks when a MenuItem is clicked. The example creates a MainMenu called mainMenu1 and adds two MenuItem objects, topMenuItem (File) and menuItem1 (Open). It then connects the Click event to the menuItem1_Click event handler. When the user clicks the Open menu item, an OpenFileDialog is initialized and displayed. The example requires that you have created a Form named Form1.

		public void CreateMyMenu()
			// Create a main menu object.
			MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();

			// Create empty menu item objects.
			MenuItem topMenuItem = new MenuItem();
			MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem();

			// Set the caption of the menu items.
			topMenuItem.Text = "&File";
			menuItem1.Text = "&Open";

			// Add the menu items to the main menu.
			// Add functionality to the menu items using the Click event. 
			menuItem1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.menuItem1_Click);

			// Assign mainMenu1 to the form. 

		private void menuItem1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
                   // Create a new OpenFileDialog and display it.
		   OpenFileDialog fd = new OpenFileDialog();
         	   fd.DefaultExt = "*.*";

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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