Is there a way to make a menu stay open after an item has been selected?

In mainMenu1 I have a heading of Settings. Under Settings is a list of options the user can select by clicking on them which toggles a check mark. Unfortunately, upon each click the menus close which makes the user start over by clicking on Settings and then going to the next item. I would like the menu to stay open, allowing the user to select mutiple items and then close the menu by clicking away from the menu area. How can I accomplish this?
DonH040699Asked:
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AlexFMCommented:
It's impossible. Make Options dialog with multiple check boxes or put all these items on the toolbar.
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Fahad MukhtarDistinguished EngineerCommented:

System.Windows.Forms.Mainmenu does not support this. Menus are themselves are Forms with no borders and no titlebars. You can make your own controls and can acheive what you want.

But i would recommend that make a Settings Form or Options Form to do this ... Here are a couple of links for options Dialog

http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/propertytree.asp
http://www.csharphelp.com/archives2/archive322.html

the user can also use shortcut keys to check/uncheck the setting options
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