ContextMenu.PlacementTarget Property


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Gets or sets the UIElement relative to which the ContextMenu is positioned when it opens.

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

public UIElement PlacementTarget { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.UIElement

The element relative to which the ContextMenu is positioned when it opens. The default is null.

When the ContextMenu is assigned to the FrameworkElement.ContextMenu or FrameworkContentElement.ContextMenu property, the ContextMenuService changes this value of this property to the owning FrameworkElement or FrameworkContentElement when the ContextMenu opens. To use a different UIElement, set the ContextMenuService.PlacementTarget property.

Identifier field


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The target of a ContextMenu is its parent. The following examples show how to use the PlacementTarget property to find the parent of a ContextMenu.

ContextMenu cm = (ContextMenu)sender;
target = cm.PlacementTarget;
ContextMenu cm = (ContextMenu)ContextMenu.ItemsControlFromItemContainer                   ((MenuItem)e.OriginalSource);
UIElement placementTarget = cm.PlacementTarget;

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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