|That works, but what I would do, is write a base page for all my pages, and in that base page, put a property that returns a strongly typed instance of my specific master page, as opposed to the Master property which returns the common base class.
At a minimum, I would store the names of those Menu controls as a resource, so you don't have to remember them and cannot mistype them, and I would check if FindControl returned null, so your site doesn't blow up if one of them is renamed or something.
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