This sample shows how to create a context menu and how to replace the default context menu for text. This sample uses Windows.UI.Popups API, including the PopupMenu and the oncontextmenu event.

The sample demonstrates these two tasks:

To learn about choosing commands and designing a context menu, see Guidelines and checklist for context menus.

Additional APIs for this sample include:

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Windows 8 app samples

Related technologies

Windows.UI.Popups

Operating system requirements

Client
Windows 8.1
Server
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

Run the sample

To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.