How to programaticaly Enable or Disable MenuStrip items.
Example if i have this
I want to disable the item2 and item3. Tried with
MenuStrip1.Items("Item 1").Enabled = False
MenuStrip1.Items(2).Enabled = False
Going by the image, it appears you want to disable/enable things in the dropdown.
Each top level menu item is itself an object which contains the actual drop down items - the MenuStrip is just a container for them. So, if I have a
File | View | Tools menu, there will be three
ToolStripMenuItems to work with, each with a
DropDownItems collection of those entries. So:
ViewMenuItem.DropDownItems(2).Enabled = False
This disables the 3rd dropdown item on the View menu. Yours might be named
ItemsToolStripMenuItem. The UI designer doesn't use a key to create/add new dropdown items, so the string overload wont work unless you are adding them manually:
' create new DD item Dim foo = New ToolStripMenuItem("Foo", Nothing, AddressOf FooToolStripMenuItem_Click, "Foo") ' add to menu ViewMenuItem.DropDownItems.Add(foo) ' access by key ViewMenuItem.DropDownItems("Foo").Enabled = True