ContextMenuService.PlacementRectangle Attached Property

Gets or sets the area relative to which the context menu is positioned when it opens. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

See GetPlacementRectangle, SetPlacementRectangle
<object ContextMenuService.PlacementRectangle="Rect" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Rect
The Rect structure that defines the rectangle that is used to position the context menu control. The default is Empty.

Identifier field

PlacementRectangleProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

You can position a ContextMenu by setting the PlacementTarget, PlacementRectangle, Placement, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffsetProperty properties. These properties behave the same as they do for a Popup. For more information, see Popup Placement Behavior.

The following example assigns the same ContextMenu to two buttons and sets the HasDropShadow, Placement, PlacementRectangle, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffset properties to set the ContextMenu to different positions for each button.

<StackPanel>
  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <ContextMenu x:Key="myContextMenu">
      <MenuItem Header="Item"/>
    </ContextMenu>
  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <!--Both buttons use the same ContextMenu but use the
    properties on ContextMenuService to position them
    differently.-->
  <Button ContextMenu="{StaticResource myContextMenu}" 
          ContextMenuService.HasDropShadow="False" 
          ContextMenuService.Placement="Relative"
          ContextMenuService.HorizontalOffset="50"
          ContextMenuService.VerticalOffset="-10">
    button 1
  </Button>

  <Button ContextMenu="{StaticResource myContextMenu}" 
          ContextMenuService.HasDropShadow="True"
          ContextMenuService.Placement="Right"
          ContextMenuService.PlacementRectangle="0,0,30,30">
    button 2
  </Button>
</StackPanel>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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