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MenuStrip Control (Windows Forms) 

This control groups application commands and makes them easily accessible.

In This Section

MenuStrip Control Overview (Windows Forms)

Explains what the control is and its key features and properties.

How to: Create an MDI Window List with MenuStrip (Windows Forms)

Demonstrates how to create a list of all the active child forms on the parent's Window menu.

How to: Append a MenuStrip to an MDI Parent Window (Windows Forms)

Describes how to set several properties to append the multiple-document interface (MDI) child menu to the MDI parent menu.

How to: Insert a MenuStrip into an MDI Drop-Down Menu (Windows Forms)

Describes how to set several properties to insert a group of menu items from the MDI child menu into the drop-down part of the MDI parent menu.

How to: Remove a ToolStripMenuItem from an MDI Drop-Down Menu (Windows Forms)

Describes how to set several properties to remove a menu item from the drop-down part of the MDI parent menu.

How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems

Describes how to hide both entire menus and individual menu commands.

How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems

Describes how to disable both entire menus and individual menu commands.

How to: Add Enhancements to ToolStripMenuItems

Describes how to add check marks, images, shortcut keys, access keys, and separator bars to menus and menu commands.

How to: Configure MenuStrip Check Margins and Image Margins

Describes how to customize a MenuStrip by setting check and image margin properties in various ways.

How to: Provide Standard Menu Items to a Form

Describes how to use a MenuStrip control to create a form with a standard menu.

Merging Menu Items in the Windows Forms MenuStrip Control

Describes general concepts and methods for menu merging.

How to: Set Up Automatic Menu Merging for MDI Applications

Describes how to merge menu items automatically at run time.

TopicLocation
MenuStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
MenuStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
How to: Copy ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Move ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Providing Standard Menu Items to a FormWindows Forms Controls
How to: Copy ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
MenuStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
MenuStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
How to: Move ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Providing Standard Menu Items to a FormWindows Forms Controls
MenuStrip Items Collection Editor
How to: Copy ToolStripMenuItems
How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems Using the Designer
How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems Using the Designer
How to: Move ToolStripMenuItems
Walkthrough: Providing Standard Menu Items to a Form
MenuStrip Tasks Dialog Box
MenuStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
MenuStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
How to: Copy ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Move ToolStripMenuItemsWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Providing Standard Menu Items to a FormWindows Forms Controls
MenuStrip Items Collection Editor
How to: Copy ToolStripMenuItems
How to: Hide ToolStripMenuItems Using the Designer
How to: Disable ToolStripMenuItems Using the Designer
How to: Move ToolStripMenuItems
Walkthrough: Providing Standard Menu Items to a Form
MenuStrip Tasks Dialog Box

Reference

MenuStrip

Describes the features of the MenuStrip class, which provides a menu system for a form.

ContextMenuStrip

Describes the features of the ContextMenuStrip, which represents a shortcut menu.

ToolStripMenuItem

Describes the features of the ToolStripMenuItem class, which represents a selectable option displayed on a MenuStrip or ContextMenuStrip.

Related Sections

Controls to Use on Windows Forms

Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.

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