Menu Web Server Control Declarative

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Displays a menu in a Web Forms page.

<asp:Menu
    AccessKey="string"
    BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
    BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
    BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|Groove|Ridge|
        Inset|Outset"
    BorderWidth="size"
    CssClass="string"
    DataSource="string"
    DataSourceID="string"
    DisappearAfter="integer"
    DynamicBottomSeparatorImageUrl="uri"
    DynamicEnableDefaultPopOutImage="True|False"
    DynamicHorizontalOffset="integer"
    DynamicItemFormatString="string"
    DynamicPopOutImageTextFormatString="string"
    DynamicPopOutImageUrl="uri"
    DynamicTopSeparatorImageUrl="uri"
    DynamicVerticalOffset="integer"
    Enabled="True|False"
    EnableTheming="True|False"
    EnableViewState="True|False"
    Font-Bold="True|False"
    Font-Italic="True|False"
    Font-Names="string"
    Font-Overline="True|False"
    Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|Medium|
        Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
    Font-Strikeout="True|False"
    Font-Underline="True|False"
    ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
    Height="size"
    ID="string"
    ItemWrap="True|False"
    MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels="integer"
    OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
    OnDataBound="DataBound event handler"
    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
    OnInit="Init event handler"
    OnLoad="Load event handler"
    OnMenuItemClick="MenuItemClick event handler"
    OnMenuItemDataBound="MenuItemDataBound event handler"
    OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
    OnUnload="Unload event handler"
    Orientation="Horizontal|Vertical"
    PathSeparator="string"
    runat="server"
    ScrollDownImageUrl="uri"
    ScrollDownText="string"
    ScrollUpImageUrl="uri"
    ScrollUpText="string"
    SkinID="string"
    SkipLinkText="string"
    StaticBottomSeparatorImageUrl="uri"
    StaticDisplayLevels="integer"
    StaticEnableDefaultPopOutImage="True|False"
    StaticItemFormatString="string"
    StaticPopOutImageTextFormatString="string"
    StaticPopOutImageUrl="uri"
    StaticSubMenuIndent="size"
    StaticTopSeparatorImageUrl="uri"
    Style="string"
    TabIndex="integer"
    Target="string"
    ToolTip="string"
    Visible="True|False"
    Width="size"
>
        <DataBindings>
                <asp:MenuItemBinding
                    DataMember="string"
                    Depth="integer"
                    Enabled="True|False"
                    EnabledField="string"
                    FormatString="string"
                    ImageUrl="uri"
                    ImageUrlField="string"
                    NavigateUrl="uri"
                    NavigateUrlField="string"
                    PopOutImageUrl="uri"
                    PopOutImageUrlField="string"
                    Selectable="True|False"
                    SelectableField="string"
                    SeparatorImageUrl="uri"
                    SeparatorImageUrlField="string"
                    Target="string"
                    TargetField="string"
                    Text="string"
                    TextField="string"
                    ToolTip="string"
                    ToolTipField="string"
                    Value="string"
                    ValueField="string"
                />
        </DataBindings>
        <DynamicHoverStyle />
        <DynamicItemTemplate>
            <!-- child controls -->
        </DynamicItemTemplate>
        <DynamicMenuItemStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|
                Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            ItemSpacing="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
        <DynamicMenuStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|
                Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
        <DynamicSelectedStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|
                Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            ItemSpacing="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
        <Items />
        <LevelMenuItemStyles>
                <asp:MenuItemStyle
                    BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|
                        Double|Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
                    BorderWidth="size"
                    CssClass="string"
                    Font-Bold="True|False"
                    Font-Italic="True|False"
                    Font-Names="string"
                    Font-Overline="True|False"
                    Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|
                        X-Small|Small|Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
                    Font-Strikeout="True|False"
                    Font-Underline="True|False"
                    ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    Height="size"
                    HorizontalPadding="size"
                    ItemSpacing="size"
                    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                    VerticalPadding="size"
                    Width="size"
                />
        </LevelMenuItemStyles>
        <LevelSelectedStyles>
                <asp:MenuItemStyle
                    BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|
                        Double|Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
                    BorderWidth="size"
                    CssClass="string"
                    Font-Bold="True|False"
                    Font-Italic="True|False"
                    Font-Names="string"
                    Font-Overline="True|False"
                    Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|
                        X-Small|Small|Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
                    Font-Strikeout="True|False"
                    Font-Underline="True|False"
                    ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    Height="size"
                    HorizontalPadding="size"
                    ItemSpacing="size"
                    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                    VerticalPadding="size"
                    Width="size"
                />
        </LevelSelectedStyles>
        <LevelSubMenuStyles>
                <asp:SubMenuStyle
                    BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|
                        Double|Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
                    BorderWidth="size"
                    CssClass="string"
                    Font-Bold="True|False"
                    Font-Italic="True|False"
                    Font-Names="string"
                    Font-Overline="True|False"
                    Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|
                        X-Small|Small|Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
                    Font-Strikeout="True|False"
                    Font-Underline="True|False"
                    ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
                    Height="size"
                    HorizontalPadding="size"
                    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                    VerticalPadding="size"
                    Width="size"
                />
        </LevelSubMenuStyles>
        <StaticHoverStyle />
        <StaticItemTemplate>
            <!-- child controls -->
        </StaticItemTemplate>
        <StaticMenuItemStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|
                X-Small|Small|Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            ItemSpacing="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
        <StaticMenuStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|
                Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
        <StaticSelectedStyle
            BackColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"
            BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|
                Groove|Ridge|Inset|Outset"
            BorderWidth="size"
            CssClass="string"
            Font-Bold="True|False"
            Font-Italic="True|False"
            Font-Names="string"
            Font-Overline="True|False"
            Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|
                Medium|Large|X-Large|XX-Large"
            Font-Strikeout="True|False"
            Font-Underline="True|False"
            ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"
            Height="size"
            HorizontalPadding="size"
            ItemSpacing="size"
            OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
            VerticalPadding="size"
            Width="size"
        />
</asp:Menu></asp:Menu>

Remarks

The Menu control is used to display a menu in a Web Forms page and is often used in combination with a SiteMapDataSource control for navigating a Web site.

For more information on the Menu control and other navigation controls, see Navigation Toolbox Controls.

Example

The following code example demonstrates how use declarative syntax to create a Menu control with static menu items.


<%@ 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" >

  <!-- For the hover styles of the Menu control to  -->
  <!-- work correctly, you must include this head   -->
  <!-- element.                                     -->
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Declarative Example</title>
</head>

  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu Declarative Example</h3>

      <!-- Use declarative syntax to create the   -->
      <!-- menu structure. Submenu items are      -->
      <!-- created by nesting them in parent menu -->
      <!-- items.                                 -->
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        disappearafter="2000"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        font-names="Arial" 
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <staticmenuitemstyle backcolor="LightSteelBlue"
          forecolor="Black"/>
        <statichoverstyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"/>
        <dynamicmenuitemstyle backcolor="Black"
          forecolor="Silver"/>
        <dynamichoverstyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"/>

        <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>


<%@ 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" >

  <!-- For the hover styles of the Menu control to  -->
  <!-- work correctly, you must include this head   -->
  <!-- element.                                     -->
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Declarative Example</title>
</head>

  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu Declarative Example</h3>

      <!-- Use declarative syntax to create the   -->
      <!-- menu structure. Submenu items are      -->
      <!-- created by nesting them in parent menu -->
      <!-- items.                                 -->
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        disappearafter="2000"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        font-names="Arial" 
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <staticmenuitemstyle backcolor="LightSteelBlue"
          forecolor="Black"/>
        <statichoverstyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"/>
        <dynamicmenuitemstyle backcolor="Black"
          forecolor="Silver"/>
        <dynamichoverstyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"/>

        <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>

See Also

Reference

Menu

Concepts

Menu Control Overview