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FrameworkElement.ContextMenu Property

Gets or sets the context menu element that should appear whenever the context menu is requested through user interface (UI) from within this element. This is a dependency property.

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

Public Property ContextMenu As ContextMenu
Dim instance As FrameworkElement 
Dim value As ContextMenu 

value = instance.ContextMenu

instance.ContextMenu = value
    <ContextMenu .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.ContextMenu
The context menu assigned to this element.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


ContextMenu itself is a FrameworkElement derived class, and it is technically possible for ContextMenu itself to have a ContextMenu property. However, this creates a confusing context menu experience for the user and this practice is not recommended.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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