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I have a c# (.net 4.5) windows application. I want to build a list of menu settings (see items below) that I will loop through to build menus.

What is the best way to store this in 4.5? There are so many other ways to store lists now, but they all seem to be geared towards storing just an identifier & a value or they require some convoluted way to store additional data.

The items I need to store for each menu is:
•      MenuGroup
•      MenuName
•      DisplayOrder
•      MenuLink
•      MenuIcon
•      MenuForeColor
•      MenuBGColor
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Question by:Lensolo
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Why not create a class that encompasses those items listed above? Then create a list of this new class?

e.g.

public class MenuDetails
{
	public string MenuGroup { get; set; }
	public string MenuName { get; set; }
	public int DisplayOrder { get; set; }
	public string MenuLink { get; set; }
	public Image MenuIcon { get; set; }
	public Color MenuForeColor { get; set; }
	public Color MenuBGColor { get; set; }
}

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List<MenuDetails> menuList = new List<MenuDetails>();

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by:AndyAinscow
ID: 39275484
>>or they require some convoluted way to store additional data.

Create a class with the data you require.  Now create a generic List<xxx> of your classes.
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by:Lensolo
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I think this might work. How do I set the values? This doesn't work. I haven't messed with custom classes yet. I'm new to c#.

 List<MenuItems> MenuList = new List<MenuItems>();
 MenuList.Add("Group1", "Menu Item", 1, "Link", "Icon", "Forecolor", "Background");
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
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You need to create new instances of the class; then add these instances to the list.

List<MenuItems> MenuList = new List<MenuItems>();
MenuItems item = new MenuItems()
{
    MenuGroup = "Group1",
    MenuName = "Menu Item",
    DisplayOrder = 1,
    MenuLink = "Link",
    MenuIcon = "Icon",
    MenuForeColor = "Forecolor",
    MenuBGColor = "Background",
};

 MenuList.Add(item);

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by:Lensolo
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Thanks for taking the extra step. This was just what I was looking for.
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by:AndyAinscow
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Next - if you want sub menus as well as just plain menu items you can just expand the above.  Think about how - you actually have the answer.
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