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Data Binding Using Mapping Properties

When a PopupMenu binds to an arbitrary data source, a MVCxMenuItem object is created automatically for every recognized data item. The individual item’s characteristics (such as text, name, image path, navigation location, and tooltip text) are obtained from the data fields (item attributes) of corresponding data items. PopupMenu exposes its specific data-related properties, allowing you to specify which data source fields the item information should be retrieved from. The table below lists these properties and the corresponding properties of a MVCxMenuItem object.

PopupMenu data-related properties Corresponding MVCxMenuItem object properties
MenuSettingsBase.ImageUrlField (via PopupMenuSettings.ImageUrlField) ImagePropertiesBase.Url (via MVCxMenuItem.Image.Url)
MenuSettingsBase.NameField (via PopupMenuSettings.NameField) MenuItem.Name (via MVCxMenuItem.Name)
MenuSettingsBase.NavigateUrlField (via PopupMenuSettings.NavigateUrlField) MenuItem.NavigateUrl (via MVCxMenuItem.NavigateUrl)
MenuSettingsBase.TextField (via PopupMenuSettings.TextField) MenuItem.Text (via MVCxMenuItem.Text)
MenuSettingsBase.ToolTipField (via PopupMenuSettings.ToolTipField) MenuItem.ToolTip (via MVCxMenuItem.ToolTip)