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Hi!  I have a program with a system tray icon (using the tray notification control that Microshaft has) and I want to make it so when the user right clicks on it, they get a pop up menu.  Sort of like the pop up menu you could get with the popupmenu() command in VB6.  How do I do this in VB.net?  Thanks!
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Add Icon to the NitifyIcon.
Add a ContextMenu to your form and set the ContextMenu property of your NotifyIcon to it.  
Then, in the Popup event of your ContextMenu, you can dynamically create the MenuItems as shown below.
  You can trap which menu item was selected using an old school select case based on the menuitem text:


   Private Sub ContextMenu1_Popup(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ContextMenu1.Popup
        ContextMenu1.MenuItems.Clear()
        Dim myMenuItem As MenuItem

        myMenuItem = New MenuItem("Option1")
        ContextMenu1.MenuItems.Add(myMenuItem)
        AddHandler myMenuItem.Click, AddressOf mmi_Click

        myMenuItem = New MenuItem("Option2")
        ContextMenu1.MenuItems.Add(myMenuItem)
        AddHandler myMenuItem.Click, AddressOf mmi_Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub mmi_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim mmi As MenuItem
        mmi = CType(sender, MenuItem)
        Select Case mmi.Text
            Case "Option1"
                MsgBox("Option1 is selected")
            Case "Option2"
                MsgBox("Option1 is selected")
        End Select
    End Sub


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Thanks for the answer!  

I need to get used to this whole VB.net stuff...I loved 6, but this .net stuff is so much different
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