This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

DataGridViewColumn::ContextMenuStrip Property

Gets or sets the shortcut menu for the column.

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

virtual property ContextMenuStrip^ ContextMenuStrip {
	ContextMenuStrip^ get () override;
	void set (ContextMenuStrip^ value) override;

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::ContextMenuStrip
The ContextMenuStrip associated with the current DataGridViewColumn. The default is nullptr.

The shortcut menu appears when a user clicks the right mouse button in the column's display area.

The following code example uses the ContextMenuStrip property to add functionality for changing a cell's background color.

   ToolStripMenuItem^ toolStripItem1;
   void AddContextMenu()
      toolStripItem1->Text = L"Redden";
      toolStripItem1->Click += gcnew EventHandler( this, &DataGridViewColumnDemo::toolStripItem1_Click );
      System::Windows::Forms::ContextMenuStrip^ strip = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ContextMenuStrip;
      IEnumerator^ myEnum = dataGridView->Columns->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
         DataGridViewColumn^ column = safe_cast<DataGridViewColumn^>(myEnum->Current);
         column->ContextMenuStrip = strip;
         column->ContextMenuStrip->Items->Add( toolStripItem1 );

   DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ mouseLocation;

   // Change the cell's color.
   void toolStripItem1_Click( Object^ /*sender*/, EventArgs^ /*args*/ )
      dataGridView->Rows[ mouseLocation->RowIndex ]->Cells[ mouseLocation->ColumnIndex ]->Style->BackColor = Color::Red;

   // Deal with hovering over a cell.
   void dataGridView_CellMouseEnter( Object^ /*sender*/, DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ location )
      mouseLocation = location;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.