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MenuItem.Items Property

Gets a collection that contains the submenu items of the current menu item.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v18.2.dll


public MenuItemCollection Items { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Items As MenuItemCollection

Property Value

Type Description

A MenuItemCollection that contains the submenu items of the current menu item.


Use the Items property (collection) to access the submenu items of the current menu item, if any. This collection contains only the menu items at the next level. To access menu items further down the menu tree, use the Items property of a subsequent menu item. If the Items property is the null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the current menu item does not have any submenu items.

The Items property can be also used to programmatically manage the submenu items of the current menu item. You can add, insert, remove, retrieve, and modify MenuItem objects from the collection. Any updates to the collection will be automatically reflected in the menu control the next time the page is refreshed.

Note that the items of a menu's root level can be accessed via the ASPxMenuBase.Items property of the menu control.


The code sample below demonstrates how to populate an ASPxMenu control with items manually, in unbound mode. The image below shows the result.


protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
     if (!IsPostBack) {

//Create Menu initial structure. 
void CreateMenu() {
     string[] Items = { "Home", "News", "Products", "Client Center" };
     foreach (string ItemText in Items) {
     MenuItem[] ProductsItems = { 
          new MenuItem("Downloads"), 
          new MenuItem("Support"), 
          new MenuItem("Order") 

//Add a new item
protected void btnAddItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
     if ((MyMenu.SelectedItem != null) && (tbItemName.Text != "")) {