Pucho Pucho - 1 month ago 5
C# Question

ToolStripCombobox displays at the top left corner of the screen when DropDownStyle is Simple

I have a

ToolStripCombobox
that when I set its
DropDownStyle
to
Simple
. The first time which I open the menu, it displays at the top left corner of the screen.
However, when I select the same item for the second time, it displays in the correct location.

Is there a way to prevent the code from showing the list at the top left corner of the screen?

Thank you in advance for any help.

First Time

Result 1

Second Time

Result 2

Answer

To solve the problem put this code in the Load event of form:

var item = toolStripComboBox1;
var createControl = item.Control.Parent.GetType().GetMethod("CreateControl",
    System.Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance | System.Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic);
createControl.Invoke(item.Control.Parent, new object[] { true });

It's a strange bug and I don't have any idea why the ToolStripComboBox with DisplayStyle set to Simple suffers from this bug but by setting DisplayStyle to DropDown or DropDownList doesn't have this bug.

Using above code, I forced the owner ToolStripDropDownMenu be created before being shown.

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