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MenuItem.DefaultItem Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the menu item is the default menu item.

 property bool DefaultItem { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool DefaultItem { get; set; }
member this.DefaultItem : bool with get, set
Public Property DefaultItem As Boolean

Property Value

true if the menu item is the default item in a menu; otherwise, false. The default is false.


The following code example creates a menu item with two submenu items. The example sets menuItem2 as the default menu item using the DefaultItem property.

   void CreateMyMenus()
      MenuItem^ menuItem1 = gcnew MenuItem( "&File" );
      MenuItem^ menuItem2 = gcnew MenuItem( "&New" );
      MenuItem^ menuItem3 = gcnew MenuItem( "&Open" );
      // Make menuItem2 the default menu item.
      menuItem2->DefaultItem = true;
public void CreateMyMenus()
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");
   MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem("&New");
   MenuItem menuItem3 = new MenuItem("&Open");
   // Make menuItem2 the default menu item.
   menuItem2.DefaultItem = true;
Public Sub CreateMyMenus()
    Dim menuItem1 As New MenuItem("&File")
    Dim menuItem2 As New MenuItem("&New")
    Dim menuItem3 As New MenuItem("&Open")
    ' Make menuItem2 the default menu item.
    menuItem2.DefaultItem = True
End Sub


The default menu item for a menu is boldfaced. When the user double-clicks a submenu that contains a default item, the default item is selected, and the submenu is closed. You can use the DefaultItem property to indicate, the default action that is expected in a menu or shortcut menu.

Applies to