Popup Event
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MenuItem.Popup Event

Occurs before a menu item's list of menu items is displayed.

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

'Declaration
Public Event Popup As EventHandler
'Usage
Dim instance As MenuItem 
Dim handler As EventHandler 

AddHandler instance.Popup, handler

This event only occurs when a menu item has submenu items to display. You can use this event handler to add, remove, enable, disable, check, or uncheck menu items based on the state of your application before they are displayed. For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Popup event to determine whether MenuItem objects that provide support for cut, copy, and delete operations are enabled before the menu they are displayed in is shown. The example determines if textBox1, a TextBox control on the form, is enabled, has input focus, and has text selected before enabling the MenuItem objects. This example requires that three MenuItem objects are created named menuCut, menuCopy, and menuDelete have been created.

Private Sub PopupMyMenu(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles menuEdit.Popup
   If textBox1.Enabled = False OrElse textBox1.Focused = False OrElse textBox1.SelectedText.Length = 0 Then
      menuCut.Enabled = False
      menuCopy.Enabled = False
      menuDelete.Enabled = False 
   Else
      menuCut.Enabled = True
      menuCopy.Enabled = True
      menuDelete.Enabled = True 
   End If 
End Sub

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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