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How to: Move ToolStripMenuItems

At design time, you can move entire top-level menus and their menu items to a different place on the MenuStrip. You can also move individual menu items between top-level menus or change the position of menu items within a menu.

Note Note

The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Customizing Development Settings.

To move a top-level menu and its menu items to another top-level location

  1. Click and hold down the left mouse button on the menu that you want to move.

  2. Drag the insertion point to the top-level menu that is before the intended new location and release the left mouse button.

    The selected menu moves to the right of the insertion point.

To move a top-level menu and its menu items to a drop-down location

  1. Left-click the menu that you want to move and press CTRL+X, or right-click the menu and select Cut from the shortcut menu.

  2. In the destination top-level menu, left-click the menu item above the intended new location and press CTRL+V, or right-click the menu item above the intended new location and select Paste from the shortcut menu.

    The menu that you cut is inserted after the selected menu item.

To move a menu item within a menu using the Items Collection Editor

  1. Right-click the menu that contains the menu item you want to move.

  2. From the shortcut menu, choose Edit DropDownItems.

  3. In the Items Collection Editor, left-click the menu item you want to move.

  4. Click the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to move the menu item within the menu.

  5. Click OK.

To move a menu item within a menu using the keyboard

  1. Press and hold down the ALT key.

  2. Click and hold the left mouse button on the menu item that you want to move.

  3. Drag the menu item to the new location and release the left mouse button.

To move a menu item to another menu

  1. Left-click the menu item that you want to move and press CTRL+X, or right-click the menu item and choose Cut from the shortcut menu.

  2. Left-click the menu that will contain the menu item that you cut.

  3. Left-click the menu item that is before the intended new location and press CTRL+V, or right-click the menu item that is before the intended new location and select Paste from the shortcut menu.

    The menu item that you cut is inserted after the selected menu item.

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