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BarManager.SetPopupContextMenu(Control, PopupMenuBase) Method

Sets the popup menu for a control within a form.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public void SetPopupContextMenu(
    Control control,
    PopupMenuBase menu


Name Type Description
control Control

The control which the popup menu should be assigned to.

menu PopupMenuBase

The popup menu to set.


See the BarManager.GetPopupContextMenu topic for more information.


Before you begin:

  • Drop the BarManager component onto the form.
  • Drop the SvgImageCollection component onto the form.
  • Add the following DevExpress SVG icons to the image collection: Copy, Paste, Add File, Folder.

The following example demonstrates how to create a popup menu and bind the menu to the Form. Right-click the form to invoke the menu (at runtime).

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraBars;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

namespace DevExpressPopupMenu {
    public partial class Form1 : DevExpress.XtraEditors.XtraForm {
        public Form1() {
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Completes the BarManager's initialization (to allow its further customization on the form load)
            // Creates a popup menu.
            PopupMenu menu = new PopupMenu();
            menu.Manager = barManager1;
            // Specifies a collection of vector (SVG) icons.
            barManager1.Images = svgImageCollection1;
            // Creates and initializes the items.
            BarSubItem itemAdd = new BarSubItem(barManager1, "Add");
            BarButtonItem itemAddFile = new BarButtonItem(barManager1, "File", 2);
            BarButtonItem itemAddFolder = new BarButtonItem(barManager1, "Folder", 3);
            itemAdd.AddItems(new BarItem[] { itemAddFile, itemAddFolder });
            BarButtonItem itemCopy = new BarButtonItem(barManager1, "Copy", 0);
            BarButtonItem itemPaste = new BarButtonItem(barManager1, "Paste", 1);
            // Adds the items to the popup menu.
            menu.AddItems(new BarItem[] { itemAdd, itemCopy, itemPaste });
            // Creates a separator before the Copy item.
            itemCopy.Links[0].BeginGroup = true;
            // Attaches the popup menu to the form.
            barManager1.SetPopupContextMenu(this, menu);
            // Subscribes to the 'ItemClick' event handler to process item clicks.
            barManager1.ItemClick += BarManager1_ItemClick;
        void BarManager1_ItemClick(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
            XtraMessageBox.Show(string.Format("The '{0}' item was clicked.", e.Item.Caption));

The image below shows the result.

WinForms Popup Menu

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