Does anyone know how can I get the current menu model in Joomla 4? In 2.5/3.X I was using this code:

    $model = JModelLegacy::getInstance( 'MenusModelItem' )

But this is not working anymore in 4. I kinda cannot find any way to get it in J4.

Regards, Radek

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To get Menu item in Joomla 4 you can get the Item From the Factory like

use Joomla\CMS\Factory;
$menu = Factory::getApplication()->getMenu();
$active = $menu->getActive();

getActive() will give the curent Menu Item, you can use other methods getDefault() or getItem() as per your need.

You can get Menu items with menu type as

$items = $menu->getItems('menutype', 'mainmenu');

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