MenuItemCollection.Add(MenuItem) Method

Definition

Appends the specified MenuItem object to the end of the current MenuItemCollection object.

public:
 void Add(System::Web::UI::WebControls::MenuItem ^ child);
public void Add (System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem child);
member this.Add : System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem -> unit
Public Sub Add (child As MenuItem)

Parameters

child
MenuItem

The MenuItem to append to the end of the current MenuItemCollection.

Exceptions

child is null.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Add method to programmatically add a MenuItem object to a MenuItemCollection object.


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    
  void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    if (!IsPostBack)
    {
      // Retrieve the root menu item from the Items
      // collection of the Menu control using the indexer.
      MenuItem homeMenuItem = NavigationMenu.Items[0];

      // Create the submenu item.
      MenuItem newSubMenuItem = new MenuItem("New Category");

      // Add the submenu item to the ChildItems
      // collection of the root menu item.
      homeMenuItem.ChildItems.Add(newSubMenuItem);
    }
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuItemCollection Add Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>MenuItemCollection Add Example</h3>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank" 
        runat="server">
        
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

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


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    
  Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

    If Not IsPostBack Then

      ' Retrieve the root menu item from the Items
      ' collection of the Menu control using the indexer.
      Dim homeMenuItem As MenuItem = NavigationMenu.Items(0)

      ' Create the submenu item.
      Dim newSubMenuItem = New MenuItem("New Category")

      ' Add the submenu item to the ChildItems
      ' collection of the root menu item.
      homeMenuItem.ChildItems.Add(newSubMenuItem)
    
    End If
      
  End Sub

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuItemCollection Add Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>MenuItemCollection Add Example</h3>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank" 
        runat="server">
        
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

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

Remarks

Use the Add method to append the specified MenuItem object to the end of the collection.

Note

You can add null values and duplicate MenuItem objects to the collection.

As an alternative, you can insert a MenuItem object in the collection at a specific index by using the AddAt method.

Applies to

See also