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DataGridViewRow.ContextMenuStrip Property

Gets or sets the shortcut menu for the row.

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

abstract ContextMenuStrip : ContextMenuStrip with get, set 
override ContextMenuStrip : ContextMenuStrip with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip
The ContextMenuStrip associated with the current DataGridViewRow. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

When getting the value of this property, the row is in a DataGridView control and is a shared row.

This property indicates the shortcut menu that is displayed when the user right-clicks the row unless the DataGridView control CellContextMenuStripNeeded event or the row ContextMenuStrip property overrides the shortcut menu for the specific cell that was clicked.

When the DataGridView control DataSource property is set or its VirtualMode property is true, getting the value of the ContextMenuStrip property raises the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event of the control and returns the value of the DataGridViewRowContextMenuStripNeededEventArgs.ContextMenuStrip property as specified in the event handler. If there are no handlers for the event, getting the value of the ContextMenuStrip property returns the previously specified value or its default value of a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Handling the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event is primarily useful when working with large amounts of data to avoid performance penalties when setting the row ContextMenuStrip value for multiple rows. For more information, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

Changing this property raises the RowContextMenuStripChanged event on the owning DataGridView, if one exists.

If the current row is shared, use the GetContextMenuStrip method rather than getting the value of this property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DataGridViewColumn.ContextMenuStrip property, which is nearly identical to the ContextMenuStrip property of the DataGridViewRow class. This code example is part of a larger code example provided in the DataGridViewColumn class.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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