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Show Method (Control, Point, ToolStripDropDownDirection)

ToolStripDropDown.Show Method (Control, Point, ToolStripDropDownDirection)

Positions the ToolStripDropDown relative to the specified control at the specified 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(
	Control control,
	Point position,
	ToolStripDropDownDirection direction


Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control
The control (typically, a ToolStripDropDownButton) that is the reference point for the ToolStripDropDown position.
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 control specified by the control parameter is null.

The following code example demonstrates how to display the ToolStripDropDown control relative to the parent control.

// This method calls the ToolStripDropDown control's Show 
// method to display the ContextMenuStrip relative to the
// owning control.
private void button1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    Control c = sender as Control;
    if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Right)
        this.contextMenuStrip1.Show(c, e.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.

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