ApplicationBar.IsMenuEnabled Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the user sees the (optional) menu items when they click the ellipsis to expand the Application Bar.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Property IsMenuEnabled As Boolean
public bool IsMenuEnabled { get; set; }
<object IsMenuEnabled="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System..::.Boolean
true if the menu is enabled; otherwise, false.




In addition to the icon buttons, you can add one or more text-based menu items. These items are displayed in a list that slides up from underneath the icon buttons when the user clicks the ellipsis. The menu items are used for application actions that are less frequently used, or for actions that are difficult to convey with only an icon. For more information, see App bar for Windows Phone.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


ApplicationBar Class

Microsoft.Phone.Shell Namespace

Other Resources

How to create an app bar using XAML for Windows Phone