Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType::AutoDispatch)] [ComVisibleAttribute(true)] public ref class ContextMenuStrip : public ToolStripDropDownMenu
/** @attribute ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) */ /** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ public class ContextMenuStrip extends ToolStripDropDownMenu
The ContextMenuStrip class represents shortcut menus that are displayed when the user clicks the right mouse button over a control or area of the form. Shortcut menus are typically used to combine different menu items from a MenuStrip of a form that are useful for the user given the context of the application. For example, you can use a shortcut menu assigned to a TextBox control to provide menu items for changing the font of the text, finding text within the control, or Clipboard features for copying and pasting text. You can also expose new ToolStripMenuItem objects in a shortcut menu that are not located within a MenuStrip to provide situation-specific commands that are inappropriate for the MenuStrip to display.
Typically, a shortcut menu is displayed when a user clicks the right mouse button over a control or the form itself. Many visible controls, as well as the Form itself, have a Control.ContextMenuStrip property that binds the ContextMenuStrip class to the control that displays the shortcut menu. More than one control can use a ContextMenuStrip.
Set the ToolStripDropDownMenu.ShowCheckMargin property to true to add space to the left of a ToolStripMenuItem for a check mark that shows that the menu item is enabled or selected. The ToolStripDropDownMenu.ShowImageMargin property is set to true by default. Use this space to the left of the ToolStripMenuItem to display an image for that menu item.
Although ContextMenuStrip replaces and adds functionality to the ContextMenu control of previous versions, ContextMenu is retained for both backward compatibility and future use if so desired.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
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