Menu.Target Property

Gets or sets the target window or frame in which to display the Web page content associated with a menu item.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string Target { get; set; }
<asp:Menu Target="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The target window or frame in which to display the linked Web page content. The default value is an empty string (""), which refreshes the window or frame with focus.

Use the Target property to specify the window or frame in which to display the Web content linked to a menu item when that menu item is clicked. Values must begin with a letter in the range of A through Z (case-insensitive), except for certain special values that begin with an underscore, as shown in the following table.

Target value

Description

_blank

Renders the content in a new window without frames.

_parent

Renders the content in the immediate frameset parent.

_search

Renders the content in the search pane.

_self

Renders the content in the frame with focus.

_top

Renders the content in the full window without frames.

NoteNote:

Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Internet Explorer versions 5.0 and above support the _search target value

This property applies to all menu items in a Menu control. You can selectively override this property by setting the Target property of each MenuItem object directly.

NoteNote:

The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on anchor elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 strict document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the HyperLink must be XHTML 1.1 compliant. For more information, refer to the topic ASP.NET and XHTML.

When creating accessible Web pages, it is strongly recommended you avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see ASP.NET Accessibility.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Target property to specify that the content linked to each menu item should be displayed in a new window when the user clicks that menu item.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Target Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu Target Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Music.aspx"
              text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Classical.aspx" 
                text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Rock.aspx"
                text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Jazz.aspx"
                text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Movies.aspx"
              text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Action.aspx"
                text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Drama.aspx"
                text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Musical.aspx"
                text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

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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
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