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ToolStripDropDown.Show Method (Point, ToolStripDropDownDirection)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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

public void Show (
	Point position,
	ToolStripDropDownDirection direction
public void Show (
	Point position, 
	ToolStripDropDownDirection direction
public function Show (
	position : Point, 
	direction : ToolStripDropDownDirection



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


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);

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