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How to hide the context menu when you click the header cells in the WinForms GridControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: December 19, 2019
Tags: contextmenu

Hide the context menu

By default, ContextMenu opens when clicking on header cells. However, you can hide the context menu when clicking the header cells in Grid Control by using contextMenuStripEx1_Opening event.

C#

//Event triggered from Form_load
this.contextMenuStripEx1.Opening += contextMenuStripEx1_Opening;
void contextMenuStripEx1_Opening(object sender, CancelEventArgs e)
{
    int R_index = this.gridControl1.CurrentCell.RowIndex;
    int C_index = this.gridControl1.CurrentCell.ColIndex;
    if (R_index == 0 || C_index == 0)
        //ContextMenuStrip removed for headers
        e.Cancel = true;
     else
        e.Cancel = false;
}

 

VB

'Event triggered from Form_load
AddHandler Me.contextMenuStripEx1.Opening, AddressOf contextMenuStripEx1_Opening 
Private Sub contextMenuStripEx1_Opening(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As CancelEventArgs)
    Dim R_index As Integer = Me.gridControl1.CurrentCell.RowIndex
    Dim C_index As Integer = Me.gridControl1.CurrentCell.ColIndex
    If R_index = 0 OrElse C_index = 0 Then
      'ContextMenuStrip removed for headers
       e.Cancel = True
    Else
       e.Cancel = False
    End If
End Sub

Samples:

C#: ContextMenu-C#.

VB: ContextMenu-VB.

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