MenuStrip.MdiWindowListItem Property

Definition

Gets or sets the ToolStripMenuItem that is used to display a list of Multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem ^ MdiWindowListItem { System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter(typeof(System.Windows.Forms.MdiWindowListItemConverter))]
public System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem MdiWindowListItem { get; set; }
member this.MdiWindowListItem : System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem with get, set
Public Property MdiWindowListItem As ToolStripMenuItem

Property Value

A ToolStripMenuItem that represents the menu item displaying a list of MDI child forms that are open in the application.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the MdiWindowListItem property. This example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripPanel class.

// Create a MenuStrip control with a new window.
MenuStrip ms = new MenuStrip();
ToolStripMenuItem windowMenu = new ToolStripMenuItem("Window");
ToolStripMenuItem windowNewMenu = new ToolStripMenuItem("New", null, new EventHandler(windowNewMenu_Click));
windowMenu.DropDownItems.Add(windowNewMenu);
((ToolStripDropDownMenu)(windowMenu.DropDown)).ShowImageMargin = false;
((ToolStripDropDownMenu)(windowMenu.DropDown)).ShowCheckMargin = true;

// Assign the ToolStripMenuItem that displays 
// the list of child forms.
ms.MdiWindowListItem = windowMenu;

// Add the window ToolStripMenuItem to the MenuStrip.
ms.Items.Add(windowMenu);

// Dock the MenuStrip to the top of the form.
ms.Dock = DockStyle.Top;

// The Form.MainMenuStrip property determines the merge target.
this.MainMenuStrip = ms;
' Create a MenuStrip control with a new window.
Dim ms As New MenuStrip()
Dim windowMenu As New ToolStripMenuItem("Window")
Dim windowNewMenu As New ToolStripMenuItem("New", Nothing, New EventHandler(AddressOf windowNewMenu_Click))
windowMenu.DropDownItems.Add(windowNewMenu)
CType(windowMenu.DropDown, ToolStripDropDownMenu).ShowImageMargin = False
CType(windowMenu.DropDown, ToolStripDropDownMenu).ShowCheckMargin = True

' Assign the ToolStripMenuItem that displays 
' the list of child forms.
ms.MdiWindowListItem = windowMenu

' Add the window ToolStripMenuItem to the MenuStrip.
ms.Items.Add(windowMenu)

' Dock the MenuStrip to the top of the form.
ms.Dock = DockStyle.Top

' The Form.MainMenuStrip property determines the merge target.
Me.MainMenuStrip = ms

Remarks

Use the MdiWindowListItem property to designate or discover which ToolStripMenuItem displays MDI children.

Use the MenuActivate and MenuDeactivate events on child menus to reflect changes to the value of MdiWindowListItem.

Applies to