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Programatically ContextMenuStrip in vb.net frameworks 4

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I have a contextmenu strip that I want to control completely through programming I have an external an external data source that I am looking to bind .  I am using vb.net , Winforms frameworks 4

I can put the control on the form, but after that I want to 100% through code if possible.  Any links are appreciated

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You can create the menus dynamically...here's a simple example:
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub ContextMenuStrip1_Opening(sender As Object, e As System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs) Handles ContextMenuStrip1.Opening
        ContextMenuStrip1.Items.Clear() ' completely remove all menus

        ' ... access the database ...

        ' dynamically create some menus with the DB info and add them to the context menu:
        Dim mnuTSI As New ToolStripMenuItem()
        mnuTSI.Text = "Dynamic Menu"
        AddHandler mnuTSI.Click, AddressOf TSI_Click
        ContextMenuStrip1.Items.Add(mnuTSI)
    End Sub

    Private Sub TSI_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
        Dim mnuTSI As ToolStripMenuItem = DirectCast(sender, ToolStripMenuItem)
        MessageBox.Show("You clicked on: " & mnuTSI.Text)

        Select Case mnuTSI.Text
            Case "Dynamic Menu"

            Case "Something else"

        End Select
    End Sub

End Class

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*You may not need to do this each time the Menu is opening...depends on your setup and application.  If you can do it once when the application loads that would be better.
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