Context menu

A sample of what a standard context menu control looks like

Control description

A context menu displays a short list of commands and options that are available to the user in the current context.

Usage guidance

A context menu is typically hidden from view and is an efficient means of conserving screen space. Use a context menu if there is a small set of contextual commands and options that apply to the selected object or window region. Context menus have a specific order: most frequently used items first (primary commands), transfer commands next, and properties last. This order provides efficiency and predictability.


A screenshot that illustrates the standard context menu control

Related APIs

Adding context menus (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML)

PopupMenu class



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