C# Menu Control

A Menu on a Windows Form is created with a MainMenu object, which is a collection of MenuItem objects. MainMenu is the container for the Menu structure of the form and menus are made of MenuItem objects that represent individual parts of a menu.

You can add menus to Windows Forms at design time by adding the MainMenu component and then appending menu items to it using the Menu Designer.

C# menu-control

After drag the Menustrip on your form you can directly create the menu items by type a value into the "Type Here" box on the menubar part of your form. From the following picture you can understand how to create each menu items on mainmenu Object.

C# menubar

If you need a seperator bar , right click on your menu then go to insert->Seperator.

C# menu-seperator

After creating the Menu on the form , you have to double click on each menu item and write the programs there depends on your requirements. The following C# program shows how to show a messagebox when clicking a Menu item.

Full Source C#
using System; using System.Drawing; using System.Windows.Forms; namespace WindowsFormsApplication1 { public partial class Form1 : Form { public Form1() { InitializeComponent(); } private void menu1ToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { MessageBox.Show("You are selected MenuItem_1"); } } }