Popup.Placement Property

Gets or sets the orientation of the Popup control when the control opens, and specifies the behavior of the Popup control when it overlaps screen boundaries. This is a dependency property.

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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public PlacementMode Placement { get; set; }
<object Placement="PlacementMode" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.PlacementMode
A PlacementMode enumeration value that determines the orientation of the Popup control when the control opens, and that specifies how the control interacts with screen boundaries. The default is Bottom.

Identifier field

PlacementProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

You can position a popup by setting the PlacementTarget, PlacementRectangle, Placement, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffsetProperty properties. For more information, see Popup Placement Behavior.

If the MenuDropAlignment property is true, setting Placement to Left or Right reverses the position of the Popup; a Popup with Placement set to Left aligns its left edge with the right edge of PlacementTarget and a Popup with Placement set to Right aligns its right edge with the left edge of PlacementTarget.

The following example creates four Popup controls that are relative to an image. Each Popup has a different value for the placement property.

<Canvas Width="200" Height="150">
  <Image Name="image1"
         Canvas.Left="75" 
         Source="Water_lilies.jpg" Height="200" Width="200"/>
  <Popup IsOpen="True" PlacementTarget="{Binding ElementName=image1}"
         Placement="Bottom">
    <TextBlock FontSize="14" Background="LightGreen">Placement=Bottom</TextBlock>

  </Popup>
  <Popup IsOpen="True" PlacementTarget="{Binding ElementName=image1}"
         Placement="Top">
    <TextBlock FontSize="14" Background="LightGreen">Placement=Top</TextBlock>

  </Popup>
  <Popup IsOpen="True" PlacementTarget="{Binding ElementName=image1}"
         Placement="Left">
    <TextBlock FontSize="14" Background="LightGreen">Placement=Left</TextBlock>

  </Popup>
  <Popup IsOpen="True" PlacementTarget="{Binding ElementName=image1}"
         Placement="Right">
    <TextBlock FontSize="14" Background="LightGreen">Placement=Right</TextBlock>

  </Popup>
</Canvas>

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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