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ContextMenu.PlacementRectangle Property

Gets or sets the area relative to which the context menu is positioned when it opens.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Rect PlacementRectangle { get; set; }
    <Rect .../>
<object PlacementRectangle="Rect" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Rect
The area that defines the rectangle that is used to position the context menu. The default is Empty.

Identifier field


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You can position a ContextMenu by setting the PlacementTarget, PlacementRectangle, Placement, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffsetProperty properties. These properties behave the same as they do for a Popup. For more information, see Popup Placement Behavior.

The following example shows how to use the PlacementRectangle property and specify where the ContextMenu is placed.

<ContextMenu Placement="Bottom" PlacementRectangle="30,50,0,0">

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.