UIMenuController Class

Definition

The class used to implement Cut, Copy, Paste, Select, and Delete commands.

[Foundation.Register("UIMenuController", true)]
[ObjCRuntime.Unavailable(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.TvOS, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
public class UIMenuController : Foundation.NSObject
type UIMenuController = class
    inherit NSObject
Inheritance
UIMenuController
Attributes

Remarks

The UIMenuController is a singleton object, accessed by SharedMenuController. It manages the editng menu, which provides options for Cut, Copy, Paste, Select, Select All, and Delete commands. The menu is visually associated with a target rectangle specified by SetTargetRect(CGRect, UIView). It is the application developer's responsibility to set this target rectangle appropriately before displaying the UIMenuController.

The application can add or delete additional menu items using the MenuItems. The following code, taken from the "Touches Gesture Recognizers" sample shows the code necessary to create a modified context menu:


void Setup ()
{
     var menuController = UIMenuController.SharedMenuController;
     var resetMenuItem = new UIMenuItem ("Reset", new Selector ("ResetImage"));
     var location = gestureRecognizer.LocationInView (gestureRecognizer.View);
     BecomeFirstResponder ();
     menuController.MenuItems = new [] { resetMenuItem };
     menuController.SetTargetRect (new RectangleF (location.X, location.Y, 0, 0), gestureRecognizer.View);
     menuController.MenuVisible = true;
     menuController.Animated = true;
     imageForReset = gestureRecognizer.View;
}         

...

[Export("ResetImage")] void ResetImage (UIMenuController controller) { var mid = new PointF ((imageForReset.Bounds.Left + imageForReset.Bounds.Right) / 2, (imageForReset.Bounds.Top + imageForReset.Bounds.Bottom) / 2); var locationInSuperview = imageForReset.ConvertPointToView (mid, imageForReset.Superview); imageForReset.Layer.AnchorPoint = new PointF (0.5f, 0.5f); imageForReset.Center =locationInSuperview;

 UIView.BeginAnimations (null, IntPtr.Zero);
 imageForReset.Transform = MonoTouch.CoreGraphics.CGAffineTransform.MakeIdentity ();
 UIView.CommitAnimations ();

}

Constructors

UIMenuController()

Default constructor that initializes a new instance of this class with no parameters.

UIMenuController(IntPtr)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

UIMenuController(NSObjectFlag)

Constructor to call on derived classes to skip initialization and merely allocate the object.

Properties

ArrowDirection

The direction in which the arrow of the editing menu is pointed.

Class (Inherited from NSObject)
ClassHandle

The handle for this class.

DebugDescription

A developer-meaningful description of this object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Description

Description of the object, the Objective-C version of ToString.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DidHideMenuNotification

Notification constant for DidHideMenu

DidShowMenuNotification

Notification constant for DidShowMenu

Handle

Handle (pointer) to the unmanaged object representation.

(Inherited from NSObject)
IsDirectBinding (Inherited from NSObject)
IsProxy (Inherited from NSObject)
MenuFrame

The RectangleF of the frame of the editing menu. Read-only.

MenuFrameDidChangeNotification

Notification constant for MenuFrameDidChange

MenuItems

The custom menu items for the editing menu.

MenuVisible

Whether the editing menu is visible.

RetainCount

Returns the current Objective-C retain count for the object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Self (Inherited from NSObject)
SharedMenuController

The singleton UIMenuController.

Superclass (Inherited from NSObject)
SuperHandle

Handle used to represent the methods in the base class for this NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillHideMenuNotification

Notification constant for WillHideMenu

WillShowMenuNotification

Notification constant for WillShowMenu

Zone (Inherited from NSObject)

Methods

AddObserver(NSObject, NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using NSString keyPath).   Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSObject, String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using string keyPath).   Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AwakeFromNib()

Called after the object has been loaded from the nib file. Overriders must call base.AwakeFromNib().

(Inherited from NSObject)
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action) (Inherited from NSObject)
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes asynchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Bind(NSString, NSObject, String, NSDictionary) (Inherited from NSObject)
Bind(String, NSObject, String, NSDictionary) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingInfo(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingOptionDescriptions(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingValueClass(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
CommitEditing() (Inherited from NSObject)
CommitEditing(NSObject, Selector, IntPtr) (Inherited from NSObject)
ConformsToProtocol(IntPtr)

Invoked to determine if this object implements the specified protocol.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Copy()

Performs a copy of the underlying Objective-C object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousAutorelease() (Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousRelease() (Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousRetain() (Inherited from NSObject)
DidChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates a change occurred to the indexes for a to-many relationship.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DidChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) (Inherited from NSObject)
DidChangeValue(String)

Indicates that a change occurred on the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose()

Releases the resources used by the NSObject object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose(Boolean)

Releases the resources used by the NSObject object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DoesNotRecognizeSelector(Selector)

Indicates that this object does not recognize the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Equals(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
Equals(Object) (Inherited from NSObject)
ExposedBindings() (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingInfo(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingOptionDescriptions(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingValueClass(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetDictionaryOfValuesFromKeys(NSString[])

Retrieves the values of the specified keys.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetHashCode()

Generates a hash code for the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetMethodForSelector(Selector) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetNativeField(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetNativeHash() (Inherited from NSObject)
Init() (Inherited from NSObject)
InitializeHandle(IntPtr) (Inherited from NSObject)
InitializeHandle(IntPtr, String) (Inherited from NSObject)
Invoke(Action, Double) (Inherited from NSObject)
Invoke(Action, TimeSpan) (Inherited from NSObject)
InvokeOnMainThread(Action) (Inherited from NSObject)
InvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes synchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
IsEqual(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
IsKindOfClass(Class) (Inherited from NSObject)
IsMemberOfClass(Class) (Inherited from NSObject)
MarkDirty()

Promotes a regular peer object (IsDirectBinding is true) into a toggleref object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
MutableCopy()

Creates a mutable copy of the specified NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ObjectDidEndEditing(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr)

Indicates that the value at the specified keyPath relative to this object has changed.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double)

Invokes the selector on the current instance and if the obj is not null, it passes this as its single parameter.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double, NSString[]) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean, NSString[]) (Inherited from NSObject)
PrepareForInterfaceBuilder() (Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RespondsToSelector(Selector)

Whether this object recognizes the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetMenuVisible(Boolean, Boolean)

Displays or hides the editing menu menu.

SetNativeField(String, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
SetNilValueForKey(NSString)

Sets the value of the specified key to null.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetTargetRect(CGRect, UIView)

Sets the position in the above or below which the system displays the menu.

SetValueForKey(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of the property specified by the key to the specified value.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(IntPtr, NSString)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForUndefinedKey(NSObject, NSString)

Indicates an attempt to write a value to an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValuesForKeysWithDictionary(NSDictionary)

Sets the values of this NSObject to those in the specified dictionary.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ToString()

Returns a string representation of the value of the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Unbind(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
Unbind(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
Update()

Updates the appearance and enabled state of menu commands.

ValueForKey(NSString)

Returns the value of the property associated with the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForKeyPath(NSString)

Returns the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForUndefinedKey(NSString)

Indicates an attempt to read a value of an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates that the values of the specified indices in the specified key are about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) (Inherited from NSObject)
WillChangeValue(String)

Indicates that the value of the specified key is about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)

Extension Methods

GetDebugDescription(INSObjectProtocol)
GetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject)

Gets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

SetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject, UIAccessibilityCustomRotor[])

Sets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

Applies to

See also