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Which dynamic created Menu Item is selected

Ok I read a directory and determine how many files match my search criteria, then I add the names of these files to a menu. The idea being that when the item is selected in the menu that I will load it.

I was able to figure out a way to add the menu in a loop, but I can't figure out a way to find out which of these dynamic menus has been selected.

for(int i;i<#offiles;i++)
EventHandler ev = new EventHandler(this.Item_clicked);
File.MenuItems.Add(new MenuItem(strfilename, ev));

private void Item_clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
     ??? How do I figure out which item was selected ??
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If the method is called by the MenuItem.Click event, then the "sender" parameter will be the MenuItem, so you could use the code:

  if(sender is System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem)
    System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem menuItem;
    menuItem = (System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem)sender;

    // Process code here, dependant of menuItem, eg: switch(menuItem.Text)...
    //Item_clicked sender parameter was some other type of object
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