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ToolStripDropDown.Show Method (Point, ToolStripDropDownDirection)

Positions the ToolStripDropDown relative to the specified control location and with the specified direction relative to the parent control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public void Show(
	Point position,
	ToolStripDropDownDirection direction


Type: System.Drawing.Point

The horizontal and vertical location of the reference control's upper-left corner, in pixels.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDownDirection

One of the ToolStripDropDownDirection values.

The following code example demonstrates how to display the ToolStripDropDown control at a fixed point in the specified direction.

// This method calls the ToolStripDropDown control's Show  
// method to display the ContextMenuStrip relative to the 
// origin of the form.  
private void showRelativeButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    this.contextMenuStrip1.Show(this.Location, this.dropDownDirection);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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