Working with the MenuStrip



I am converting from MainMenu to MenuStrip And I want to list the hierarchy
of a clicked menu item. With the MainMenu, it was easy to do using the
parent property of the MenuItem. With the ToolStripMenuItem, it no longer

To better understand my need, please create a VS form and add a MenuStrip,
button and two labels to it with the default names then add the code shown
below to the form. What I need is code in the menuClick method that adds the
names of the parent and grandparent of the clicked menu item (when clicking
the last item in the menu hierarchy). This should be simple to do but my
searches on the Web and experiments with the GetParent() method and parent
property were fruitless. What am I missing?

public partial class Form1 : Form
public Form1()
private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem tsItem1;
private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem tsItem2;
private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem tsItem3;
private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem tsItem4;

private void menuClick(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
ToolStripMenuItem oStrip = ((ToolStripMenuItem)(sender));
this.label1.Text = "My parent is: "; //I want it to say
“My parent is Down Two Levels!!â€

this.label2.Text = "My grandparent is: "; //I want it to
say “My grandparent is Down One Level!!â€

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
this.tsItem1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
this.tsItem2 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
this.tsItem3 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
this.tsItem4 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
this.tsItem1.Text = "Menu Strip Level";
this.tsItem2.Text = "Down One Level";
this.tsItem3.Text = "Down Two Levels";
this.tsItem4.Text = "Down Three Levels";
tsItem4.Click += new System.EventHandler(menuClick);


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