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.NET Framework Class Library
FrameworkElementContextMenu Property

Gets or sets the context menu element that should appear whenever the context menu is requested through user interface (UI) from within this element.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
Public Property ContextMenu As [%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%]
public [%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] ContextMenu { get; set; }
property [%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%]^ ContextMenu {
	[%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]^ get ();
	void set ([%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_2%]^ value);
member ContextMenu : [%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] with get, set
    <[%$TOPIC/ms600873_en-us_VS_110_1_0_4_0_0%] .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.ControlsContextMenu
The context menu assigned to this element.
Dependency Property Information

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true



ContextMenu itself is a FrameworkElement derived class, and it is technically possible for ContextMenu itself to have a ContextMenu property. However, this creates a confusing context menu experience for the user and this practice is not recommended.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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.