Instance Property


The menu item last selected by the user.


@property(readonly, strong) NSMenuItem *selectedItem;


The value of this property is the menu item that is currently selected, or nil if no item is selected. The last selected menu item is the one that was highlighted when the user released the mouse button. It is possible for a pull-down menu’s selected item to be its first item.

See Also

Dealing with selection

- selectItem:

Selects the specified menu item.

- selectItemAtIndex:

Selects the item in the menu at the specified index.

- selectItemWithTag:

Selects the menu item with the specified tag.

- selectItemWithTitle:

Selects the item with the specified title.

- setTitle:

Sets the string displayed in the receiver when the user isn’t pressing the mouse button.


The index of the item last selected by the user.

- synchronizeTitleAndSelectedItem

Synchronizes the pop-up button’s displayed item with the currently selected menu item.