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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, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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