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ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the ToolStripItem that is the owner of this ToolStripDropDown.

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

public ToolStripItem OwnerItem { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ToolStripItem get_OwnerItem ()

/** @property */
public void set_OwnerItem (ToolStripItem value)

public function get OwnerItem () : ToolStripItem

public function set OwnerItem (value : ToolStripItem)

Property Value

The ToolStripItem that is the owner of this ToolStripDropDown. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following code example demonstrates how to toggle the value of the AutoClose property in response to a check box selection.

// This method toggles the value of the ToolStripDropDown 
// control's AutoClose property.
private void autoCloseCheckBox_CheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    this.contextMenuStrip1.AutoClose ^= true;

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0