MenuItem.Enabled MenuItem.Enabled MenuItem.Enabled MenuItem.Enabled Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the MenuItem object is enabled, allowing the item to display a pop-out image and any child menu items.

public:
 property bool Enabled { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(true)]
public bool Enabled { get; set; }
member this.Enabled : bool with get, set
Public Property Enabled As Boolean

Property Value

true if the menu item is enabled; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how a menu item with the Enabled property set to false appears and functions in a menu.


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!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 Selectable and Enabled properties Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</h3>
    Note that Home, set to Selectable=false, is unselectable, but still shows all child items.<br />
    Movies, set to Enabled=false, is unselectable, is greyed out, and does not show child items. <br />
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="1"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">
        
        <dynamicmenustyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"
          borderstyle="Solid"
          borderwidth="1"
          bordercolor="Black" />
      
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Non-Selectable"
            tooltip="Non-Selectable"
              Selectable="false">
            <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="Disabled"
              tooltip="Disabled"
              Enabled="false">
              <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>


<%@ 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 Selectable and Enabled properties Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</h3>
    Note that Home, set to Selectable=false, is unselectable, but still shows all child items.<br />
    Movies, set to Enabled=false, is unselectable, is greyed out, and does not show child items. <br />
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="1"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">
        
        <dynamicmenustyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"
          borderstyle="Solid"
          borderwidth="1"
          bordercolor="Black" />
      
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Non-Selectable"
            tooltip="Non-Selectable"
              Selectable="false">
            <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="Disabled"
              tooltip="Disabled"
              Enabled="false">
              <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>

Remarks

When this property is set to false, the menu item is disabled and no pop-out image indicating child items is displayed. Setting this property to false for a menu item essentially makes the menu item the end of that node, where no further levels are shown off of that node. The default value is true.

If you want the menu item to show any child items, but to not be "clickable" itself, use the Selectable property and set it to false.

Applies to

See also