PlacementTarget Attached Property

ContextMenuService.PlacementTarget Attached Property

Gets or sets the parent control of the ContextMenu.

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

See GetPlacementTarget, SetPlacementTarget
<object ContextMenuService.PlacementTarget="UIElement" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.UIElement
The UIElement that is the parent of the ContextMenu.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


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.

.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.

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