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DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell.GetInheritedContextMenuStrip Method

Retrieves the inherited shortcut menu for the specified row.

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

public override ContextMenuStrip GetInheritedContextMenuStrip(
	int rowIndex


Type: System.Int32
The index of the row to get the ContextMenuStrip of. The index must be -1 to indicate the row of column headers.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip
The ContextMenuStrip of the column headers if one exists; otherwise, the ContextMenuStrip inherited from DataGridView.


rowIndex is not -1.

.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.