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ToolStripItem.MergeIndex Property

Gets or sets the position of a merged item within the current ToolStrip.

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

public int MergeIndex { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer representing the index of the merged item, if a match is found, or -1 if a match is not found.

Use the MergeIndex property to get or set the index of a ToolStripMenuItem so that you can access it for menu-merging operations.

The following example uses the MergeIndex property to insert a merged ToolStripMenuItem in a specific location. This example is part of a larger example available in the ToolStripManager class overview.

public void ShowInsertInSameLocationSample()
    // Notice how the items are in backward order.  
    // This is because "merge-one" gets applied, then a search occurs for the new second position 
    // for "merge-two", and so on.
    foreach (ToolStripItem item in cmsItemsToMerge.Items)
        item.MergeAction = MergeAction.Insert;
        item.MergeIndex = 2;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.