Default Context Menu

ShowDefaultContextMenu

EditControl has a built-in context menu which enables users to easily perform common text editing operations. The default context menu can be enabled/disabled using ShowDefaultContextMenu property. By default, this property is set to true.

Set the ShowDefaultContextMenu property of EditControl by using the following code.

<sfedit:EditControl x:Name="editControl" ShowDefaultContextMenu="True"/>
editControl.ShowDefaultContextMenu = true;

The following image displays the Outlining Menu Expanded window.

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Functionalities supported by EditControl’s ContextMenu

EditControl’s built-in context menu supports the following functionalities.

Command

Usage

Undo

Revert the previous action performed in the EditControl

Redo

Performs the action again that was reverted using Undo command

Cut

Cut the selected text

Copy

Copy the selected text

Paste

Paste the text in the clipboard in the current cursor location.

Select All

Selects all the text in the EditControl

Outlining -> Expand All

Expands all the collapsed blocks in the text. This functionality is supported only when the EnableOutlining is set to `true` and the language supports outlining.

Outlining -> Collapse All

Hides all the blocks in the EditControl’s text. This functionality is supported only when the EnableOutlining is set to `true` and the language supports outlining.

Increase Indent

Appends a series of empty characters (tab) in front of the first valid character in the line. This command can be performed on an individual line or selected lines.

Decrease Indent

Removes a series of empty characters (tab) if any, in front of the first valid character in the line. This command can be performed on an individual line or selected lines

Comment Lines

It detects the supported comment Lexem from the Language configuration of EditControl’s current language and appends it to individual or multiple selected lines.

Uncomment Line

Removes the comment from the individual or selected lines.