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Control.ContextMenuStrip Property

Gets or sets the ContextMenuStrip associated with this control.

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

Public Overridable Property ContextMenuStrip As ContextMenuStrip
Dim instance As Control
Dim value As ContextMenuStrip

value = instance.ContextMenuStrip

instance.ContextMenuStrip = value
/** @property */
public ContextMenuStrip get_ContextMenuStrip ()

/** @property */
public void set_ContextMenuStrip (ContextMenuStrip value)

public function get ContextMenuStrip () : ContextMenuStrip

public function set ContextMenuStrip (value : ContextMenuStrip)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ContextMenuStrip for this control, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there is no ContextMenuStrip. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

If a ContextMenu has also been assigned to the control, the ContextMenu takes precedence over the ContextMenuStrip.

The following code example demonstrates how to add three ToolStripMenuItem objects to a ContextMenuStrip. In addition it demonstrates setting the ContextMenuStrip property of the form.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Form1
   Inherits Form
   Private contextMenuStrip1 As ContextMenuStrip
   Private toolStripMenuItem1 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private toolStripMenuItem2 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private toolStripMenuItem3 As ToolStripMenuItem
   Private components As IContainer
   Public Sub New()
   End Sub
   <STAThread()>  _
   Shared Sub Main()
      Application.Run(New Form1())
   End Sub
   Private Sub InitializeComponent()
      Me.components = New System.ComponentModel.Container()
      Me.contextMenuStrip1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip(Me.components)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem()
      ' contextMenuStrip1
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {Me.toolStripMenuItem1, Me.toolStripMenuItem2, Me.toolStripMenuItem3})
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Name = "contextMenuStrip1"
      Me.contextMenuStrip1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(180, 70)
      ' toolStripMenuItem1
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Name = "toolStripMenuItem1"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem1.Text = "toolStripMenuItem1"
      ' toolStripMenuItem2
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Name = "toolStripMenuItem2"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem2.Text = "toolStripMenuItem2"
      ' toolStripMenuItem3
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Name = "toolStripMenuItem3"
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(179, 22)
      Me.toolStripMenuItem3.Text = "toolStripMenuItem3"
      ' Form1
      Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 273)
      Me.ContextMenuStrip = Me.contextMenuStrip1
      Me.Name = "Form1"
   End Sub
End Class

Windows 98, Windows Server 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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0