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Control.ContextMenuStrip Property

Gets or sets the ContextMenuStrip associated with this control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Property ContextMenuStrip As ContextMenuStrip

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip
The ContextMenuStrip for this control, or Nothing if there is no ContextMenuStrip. The default is Nothing.

If a ContextMenu has also been assigned to the control, the ContextMenu takes precedence over the ContextMenuStrip.

The following code example demonstrates how to add three ToolStripMenuItem objects to a ContextMenuStrip. In addition it demonstrates setting the ContextMenuStrip property of the form.


Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Form1
   Inherits Form
   Private contextMenuStrip1 As ContextMenuStrip
   Private toolStripMenuItem1 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private toolStripMenuItem2 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private toolStripMenuItem3 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private components As IContainer


   Public Sub New()
      InitializeComponent()
   End Sub

   <STAThread()>  _
   Shared Sub Main()
      Application.EnableVisualStyles()
      Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(False)
      Application.Run(New Form1())
   End Sub


   Private Sub InitializeComponent()
      Me.components = New System.ComponentModel.Container()
      Me.contextMenuStrip1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip(Me.components)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.SuspendLayout()
      Me.SuspendLayout()
      ' 
      ' contextMenuStrip1
      ' 
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {Me.toolStripMenuItem1, Me.toolStripMenuItem2, Me.toolStripMenuItem3})
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Name = "contextMenuStrip1"
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(180, 70)
      ' 
      ' toolStripMenuItem1
      ' 
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Name = "toolStripMenuItem1"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Text = "toolStripMenuItem1"
      ' 
      ' toolStripMenuItem2
      ' 
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Name = "toolStripMenuItem2"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Text = "toolStripMenuItem2"
      ' 
      ' toolStripMenuItem3
      ' 
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Name = "toolStripMenuItem3"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Text = "toolStripMenuItem3"
      ' 
      ' Form1
      ' 
      Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 273)
      Me.ContextMenuStrip = Me.contextMenuStrip1
      Me.Name = "Form1"
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.ResumeLayout(False)
      Me.ResumeLayout(False)
   End Sub
End Class


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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