ContextMenuStrip.SourceControl ContextMenuStrip.SourceControl ContextMenuStrip.SourceControl ContextMenuStrip.SourceControl Property

Definition

Gets the last control that caused this ContextMenuStrip to be displayed.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::Control ^ SourceControl { System::Windows::Forms::Control ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public System.Windows.Forms.Control SourceControl { get; }
member this.SourceControl : System.Windows.Forms.Control
Public ReadOnly Property SourceControl As Control

Property Value

The control that caused this ContextMenuStrip to be displayed.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates dynamic SourceControl determination with reuse, and handling of the Opening event. This example is part of a larger example provided for the ContextMenuStrip class.

// This event handler is invoked when the ContextMenuStrip
// control's Opening event is raised. It demonstrates
// dynamic item addition and dynamic SourceControl 
// determination with reuse.
void cms_Opening(object sender, System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs e)
{
    // Acquire references to the owning control and item.
    Control c = fruitContextMenuStrip.SourceControl as Control;
    ToolStripDropDownItem tsi = fruitContextMenuStrip.OwnerItem as ToolStripDropDownItem;

    // Clear the ContextMenuStrip control's Items collection.
    fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Clear();

    // Check the source control first.
    if (c != null)
    {
        // Add custom item (Form)
        fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Source: " + c.GetType().ToString());
    }
    else if (tsi != null)
    {
        // Add custom item (ToolStripDropDownButton or ToolStripMenuItem)
        fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Source: " + tsi.GetType().ToString());
    }

    // Populate the ContextMenuStrip control with its default items.
    fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("-");
    fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Apples");
    fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Oranges");
    fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Pears");

    // Set Cancel to false. 
    // It is optimized to true based on empty entry.
    e.Cancel = false;
}
' This event handler is invoked when the ContextMenuStrip
' control's Opening event is raised. It demonstrates
' dynamic item addition and dynamic SourceControl 
' determination with reuse.
 Sub cms_Opening(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs)

     ' Acquire references to the owning control and item.
     Dim c As Control = fruitContextMenuStrip.SourceControl
     Dim tsi As ToolStripDropDownItem = fruitContextMenuStrip.OwnerItem 

     ' Clear the ContextMenuStrip control's 
     ' Items collection.
     fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Clear()

     ' Check the source control first.
     If (c IsNot Nothing) Then
         ' Add custom item (Form)
         fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add(("Source: " + c.GetType().ToString()))
     ElseIf (tsi IsNot Nothing) Then
         ' Add custom item (ToolStripDropDownButton or ToolStripMenuItem)
         fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add(("Source: " + tsi.GetType().ToString()))
     End If

     ' Populate the ContextMenuStrip control with its default items.
     fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("-")
     fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Apples")
     fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Oranges")
     fruitContextMenuStrip.Items.Add("Pears")

     ' Set Cancel to false. 
     ' It is optimized to true based on empty entry.
     e.Cancel = False
 End Sub

Remarks

Common uses of the SourceControl property include the following:

  • Adding, removing, enabling, or disabling a menu item during the Opening event.

  • Deciding on modifications of a chosen command based on the control that last displayed the ContextMenuStrip.

Security

UIPermission
for all windows to set this property value. Associated enumeration: AllWindows

Applies to