ITextRangeProvider2::ShowContextMenu method (uiautomationcore.h)

Programmatically invokes a context menu on the target element.


HRESULT ShowContextMenu();

Return value


If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


This method should return an error code if the context menu could not be invoked.

ShowContextMenu should always show the context menu at the beginning end point of the range. This should be equivalent to what would happen if the user pressed the context menu key or SHIFT + F10 with the insertion point at the beginning of the range.

If showing the context menu would typically result in the insertion point moving to a given location, then it should do so for programmatically invoking ShowContextMenu for Microsoft UI Automation support also.


Minimum supported client Windows 8.1 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2012 R2 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header uiautomationcore.h (include UIAutomation.h)

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