Provides data for the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
The RowContextMenuStripNeeded event occurs only when the DataGridView control DataSource property is set or its VirtualMode property is true. Handling the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event is useful when you want to display a shortcut menu determined by a row's current state or the values it contains.
When you handle the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event, the shortcut menu that you specify in the handler is shown whenever the user right-clicks a row unless the CellContextMenuStripNeeded event overrides the shortcut menu for the specific cell that was clicked.
You can use the RowIndex property to determine the state of a row or the values it contains, and use this information to change or modify the ContextMenuStrip property. This property is initialized with the value of the row ContextMenuStrip property, which the event value overrides.
Handle the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event when working with large amounts of data to avoid the performance penalties of setting the row ContextMenuStrip value for multiple rows. For more information, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.
For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.
The following code example handles the RowContextMenuStripNeeded event to provide a ContextMenuStrip based on the title of the employee. In this example, there are two shortcut menus, one for managers and one for all other employees.
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