How to: Add an Item to the Context Menu

The following example demonstrates how to add a custom menu item to a grid column’s context menu:

View Example


Add a bar item (for example, BarCheckItem) to the DataViewBase.ColumnMenuCustomizations collection and specify item properties. Attach the BarItemLinkActionBase.ItemLinkIndex property to this item to insert it into a specific position.

    <dxb:BarCheckItem Name="checkItem1" Content="Checked" IsChecked="True" dxb:BarItemLinkActionBase.ItemLinkIndex="0" />
    <dxb:BarItemLinkSeparator dxb:BarItemLinkActionBase.ItemLinkIndex="1" />
private void customItem1_CheckedChanged(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    // do something...

In Code

Handle the ShowGridMenu event.

<dxg:TableView ShowGridMenu="ShowGridMenu" />
void ShowGridMenu(object sender, GridMenuEventArgs e) {
    if (e.MenuType == GridMenuType.Column) {
        BarCheckItem item1 = new BarCheckItem { Content = "Checked", IsChecked = true };
        BarItemLinkActionBase.SetItemLinkIndex(item1, 0);
        BarItemLinkSeparator item2 = new BarItemLinkSeparator();
        BarItemLinkActionBase.SetItemLinkIndex(item2, 1);