Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the cell.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
This property indicates the shortcut menu that is typically displayed when the user right-clicks the cell.
When the DataGridView control DataSource property is set or its VirtualMode property is true, getting the value of the property raises the CellContextMenuStripNeeded event of the control and returns the value of the DataGridViewCellContextMenuStripNeededEventArgs.ContextMenuStrip property as specified in the event handler. If there are no handlers for the event, getting the value of the property returns the previously specified value or its default value of a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
Handling the CellContextMenuStripNeeded event is primarily useful when working with large amounts of data to avoid performance penalties when setting the cell value for multiple cells. For more information, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.
You can also specify shortcut menus for individual rows rather than individual cells by setting the row ContextMenuStrip property or handling the DataGridView control's RowContextMenuStripNeeded event. The cell property setting overrides the row ContextMenuStrip property setting, and the CellContextMenuStripNeeded event overrides both the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event and the row ContextMenuStrip property setting. You can specify a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) for a cell shortcut menu, however, to prevent a row shortcut menu from being overridden.
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.