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The OnClientItemClicking client-side event occurs when the user clicks on a menu item, before the menu responds to the mouse click.

The event handler receives two parameters:

  1. The instance of the menu firing the event.

  2. An eventArgs parameter containing the following methods:

  • get_item returns a reference to the RadMenuItem that was clicked.

  • set_cancel lets you prevent the menu from responding to the mouse click.

  • get_cancel returns a boolean value indicating whether the mouse click was cancelled.

  • get_targetElement (RadContextMenu only) returns a reference to the target element attached to the context menu that is responsible for the context menu showing.

  • get_domEvent returns a reference to the DOM event that caused the clicking.

You can use this event to pre-process an item click or to cancel the default response:

<script type="text/javascript">
function onClicking(sender, eventArgs) {
    var item = eventArgs.get_item();
    var navigateUrl = item.get_navigateUrl();
    if (navigateUrl && navigateUrl != "#") {
        var proceed = confirm("Navigate to " + navigateUrl + " ?");
        if (!proceed) {
        else {

<telerik:RadMenu RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadMenu1" runat="server" OnClientItemClicking="onClicking">

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