ComboBox::DropDown Event

 

Occurs when the drop-down portion of a ComboBox is shown.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public:
event EventHandler^ DropDown {
	void add(EventHandler^ value);
	void remove(EventHandler^ value);
}

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to initialize a ComboBox control by setting the text property and using the AddRange method to populate the ComboBox. It also demonstrates handling the DropDown event. To run the example, paste the following code in a form and call the InitializeComboBox method in the form's constructor or Load event.

internal:
   // Declare ComboBox1
   System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^ ComboBox1;

private:
   // Initialize ComboBox1.
   void InitializeComboBox()
   {
      this->ComboBox1 = gcnew ComboBox;
      this->ComboBox1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 128, 48 );
      this->ComboBox1->Name = "ComboBox1";
      this->ComboBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 100, 21 );
      this->ComboBox1->TabIndex = 0;
      this->ComboBox1->Text = "Typical";
      array<String^>^ installs = {"Typical","Compact","Custom"};
      ComboBox1->Items->AddRange( installs );
      this->Controls->Add( this->ComboBox1 );

      // Hook up the event handler.
      this->ComboBox1->DropDown += gcnew System::EventHandler(
         this, &Form1::ComboBox1_DropDown );
   }

   // Handles the ComboBox1 DropDown event. If the user expands the  
   // drop-down box, a message box will appear, recommending the
   // typical installation.
   void ComboBox1_DropDown( Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e )
   {
      MessageBox::Show( "Typical installation is strongly recommended.",
         "Install information", MessageBoxButtons::OK,
         MessageBoxIcon::Information );
   }

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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