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Control.ContextMenu Property

Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

Public Overridable Property ContextMenu As ContextMenu
Dim instance As Control
Dim value As ContextMenu

value = instance.ContextMenu

instance.ContextMenu = value
/** @property */
public ContextMenu get_ContextMenu ()

/** @property */
public void set_ContextMenu (ContextMenu value)

public function get ContextMenu () : ContextMenu

public function set ContextMenu (value : ContextMenu)

Property Value

A ContextMenu that represents the shortcut menu associated with the control.

Use a shortcut menus to give context-specific menu options to users when they right-click on the control.

Notes to Inheritors When overriding the ContextMenu property in a derived class, use the base class's ContextMenu property to extend the base implementation. Otherwise, you must provide all the implementation. You are not required to override both the get and set accessors of the ContextMenu property; you can override only one if needed.

The following code example displays the ContextMenu assigned to a TreeView when the right mouse button is clicked and released. This code requires that you have a Form with a TreeView on it. It is also required that the TreeView has a ContextMenu assigned to its ContextMenu property.

Private Sub treeView1_MouseUp(sender As Object, _
  e As MouseEventArgs) Handles treeView1.MouseUp
   ' If the right mouse button was clicked and released,
   ' display the shortcut menu assigned to the TreeView. 
   If e.Button = MouseButtons.Right Then
      treeView1.ContextMenu.Show(treeView1, New Point(e.X, e.Y))
   End If
End Sub

private void treeView1_MouseUp(Object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    // If the right mouse button was clicked and released,
    // display the shortcut menu assigned to the TreeView. 
    if (e.get_Button().Equals(get_MouseButtons().Right)) {
        treeView1.get_ContextMenu().Show(treeView1, new Point(e.get_X(),
} //treeView1_MouseUp

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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