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Change popup default location

Environment

Product Version Product Author
2021.2.511 RadDropDownButton for WinForms Nadya Karaivanova

Description

By default the popup appears at the left side below the control if you are using RadDropDownButton, RadDropDownList, etc.

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The DropDownDirection property indicates the direction in which the popup would appear: left, right, up or down. However, the user may want to show the popup on a different location, for example displaying it at the right side below the control instead of left.

This article demonstrates how you can change the location of the popup before it gets opened.

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Solution

To achieve this you should handle the PopupOpening event. Then, cast the CancelEventArgs to the RadPopupOpeningEventArgs. Thus, you can use the CustomLocation property to specify the new point by calculating the exact location where you want the popup to appear:

this.radDropDownButton1.DropDownButtonElement.DropDownMenu.PopupOpening += this.DropDownMenu_PopupOpening;

private void DropDownMenu_PopupOpening(object sender, CancelEventArgs args)
{
    RadPopupOpeningEventArgs eventArgs = (RadPopupOpeningEventArgs)args;
    eventArgs.CustomLocation = new Point(eventArgs.CustomLocation.X + this.radDropDownButton1.Width - this.radDropDownButton1.DropDownButtonElement.DropDownMenu.Width, eventArgs.CustomLocation.Y);
}

AddHandler Me.radDropDownButton1.DropDownButtonElement.DropDownMenu.PopupOpening, AddressOf Me.DropDownMenu_PopupOpening 

Private Sub DropDownMenu_PopupOpening(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As CancelEventArgs)
    Dim eventArgs As RadPopupOpeningEventArgs = CType(args, RadPopupOpeningEventArgs)
    eventArgs.CustomLocation = New Point(eventArgs.CustomLocation.X + Me.radDropDownButton1.Width - Me.radDropDownButton1.DropDownButtonElement.DropDownMenu.Width, eventArgs.CustomLocation.Y)
End Sub

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