ToolStripDropDownItem.ShowDropDown Method ()


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Displays the ToolStripDropDownItem control associated with this ToolStripDropDownItem.

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

public void ShowDropDown()

Exception Condition

The ToolStripDropDownItem is the same as the parent ToolStrip.

Use the ShowDropDown method to display the drop-down controls that have been set by the DropDown property.

The following code example demonstrates how to show a ToolStripDropDownItem control when a button is pressed. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripDropDownItem class.

// This method shows the drop-down for the first item
// in the form's ToolStrip.
private void showButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    ToolStripDropDownItem item = this.toolStrip1.Items[0] as ToolStripDropDownItem;

    if (item.HasDropDownItems)

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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