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ASPxMenuBase.NameField Property

Gets or sets the name of a data field (or an xml element’s attribute) which provides menu item unique identifier names.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public string NameField { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
String String.Empty

A string value that specifies the name of the required data source field.


The NameField property is in effect if the ASPxMenuBase control is bound to a data source (via the ASPxDataWebControlBase.DataSourceID or ASPxDataWebControlBase.DataSource property).

Use the NameField property to specify the bound data source’s data field (or an xml element’s attribute) which stores unique identifier names of menu items. The NameField property maps the MenuItem.Name properties of MenuItem objects to the specified data field’s values.

If the NameField property of a data bound ASPxMenuBase control is not defined, the control can automatically obtain menu item unique identifiers from a data field whose name is “Name” (which is equal to the MenuItem.Name property’s name). You can also handle the ASPxMenuBase.ItemDataBound event to manipulate a menu item’s settings as required.

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