How to change menu items in a menustrip

Hi

I have a menustrip and added 3 menuitems in the designer

I want to change one of the menu items to .Enabled = true

How can I access the menuitem?

the menuitem is the 3rd one

dont know if you can help me?

thanks
mousemat24Asked:
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ChicovskyCommented:
Hi,

You can access doing this:

           this.menuStrip1.Items[3].Enabled = true;

Hope it helps...
this.menuStrip1.Items[3].Enabled = true;

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mousemat24Author Commented:
I get

index was out of range. must be non-negative and less then size of collection. Parameter name:index

Please note:

I have one menu item:

File
  Open
  Save
  Save As
  Exit

Dont know why i get an error?
 
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Umar Topia.Net Full Stack DeveloperCommented:
Index is always 0 based in .Net

so, to access 3rd menu item, you could use

this.menuStrip1.Items[3].Enabled = true;
this.menuStrip1.Items[3].Enabled = true;

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Umar Topia.Net Full Stack DeveloperCommented:
Sry abt the previous post

you should use
this.menuStrip1.Items[2].Enabled = true;

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ChicovskyCommented:
Ok
than you need this:
((ToolStripMenuItem)menuStrip1.Items[0]).DropDownItems[2].Enabled = false;

where the zero is "file" and the two is "Save As"
Remember arrays atart counting at zero.
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mousemat24Author Commented:
I ttried your solution umartopia but it didnt work, Chicovsky solution worked as I expected, I think it needed the DropDownItems[2].

thanks for your help, both of you guys
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felipe_schauenburgCommented:
The index for the menuItems are 0 based, so the third item should be indexed as 2.
But as you have 4 items, acessing index 3 shouldn"t return an error.

Can you post some of your code here so we can have a look at it?
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