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SpreadsheetControl.PopupMenuShowing Event

Occurs when a popup menu is about to be displayed for the SpreadsheetControl‘s visual elements.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Spreadsheet


public event PopupMenuShowingEventHandler PopupMenuShowing

Event Data

The PopupMenuShowing event's data class is PopupMenuShowingEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Menu Gets or sets the SpreadsheetControl’s popup menu for which the event was raised.
MenuType Returns the type of the current SpreadsheetControl’s popup menu.


This example demonstrates how to customize the SpreadsheetControl‘s context menu. In particular, this sample demonstrates how to remove or disable the existing items of the context menu and add new menu items.

Handle the SpreadsheetControl.PopupMenuShowing event to change specific items of the SpreadsheetControl’s popup menu every time it is invoked. The current menu can be accessed via the Menu property of the event parameter.

All context menu types are listed in the SpreadsheetMenuType enumeration. The following code modifies the SpreadsheetMenuType.Cell menu, which can be invoked by right-clicking any cell on a worksheet.


The CommandPopupMenu<T>.EnableMenuItem method does not enable the context menu item if you set the corresponding command’s ICommandUIState.Enabled property to false.

using DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet;
using DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.Commands;
using DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.Services;
using DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.Menu;
        private void spreadsheetControl1_PopupMenuShowing(object sender, PopupMenuShowingEventArgs e)
            if (e.MenuType == SpreadsheetMenuType.Cell)
                // Remove the "Clear Contents" menu item.

                // Disable the "Hyperlink" menu item.

                // Create a menu item for the Spreadsheet command, which inserts a picture into a worksheet.
                ISpreadsheetCommandFactoryService service = (ISpreadsheetCommandFactoryService)spreadsheetControl1.GetService(typeof(ISpreadsheetCommandFactoryService));
                SpreadsheetCommand cmd = service.CreateCommand(SpreadsheetCommandId.InsertPicture);
                SpreadsheetMenuItemCommandWinAdapter menuItemCommandAdapter = new SpreadsheetMenuItemCommandWinAdapter(cmd);
                SpreadsheetMenuItem menuItem = (SpreadsheetMenuItem)menuItemCommandAdapter.CreateMenuItem(DevExpress.Utils.Menu.DXMenuItemPriority.Normal);
                menuItem.BeginGroup = true;

                // Insert a new item into the Spreadsheet popup menu and handle its click event.
                SpreadsheetMenuItem myItem = new SpreadsheetMenuItem("My Menu Item", new EventHandler(MyClickHandler));

        public void MyClickHandler(object sender, EventArgs e)
            MessageBox.Show("My Menu Item Clicked!");
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