StatusBarPanel.Style StatusBarPanel.Style StatusBarPanel.Style StatusBarPanel.Style Property

Definition

Gets or sets the style of the status bar panel.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::StatusBarPanelStyle Style { System::Windows::Forms::StatusBarPanelStyle get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::StatusBarPanelStyle value); };
public System.Windows.Forms.StatusBarPanelStyle Style { get; set; }
member this.Style : System.Windows.Forms.StatusBarPanelStyle with get, set
Public Property Style As StatusBarPanelStyle

Property Value

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Style property, StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate, StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs class, StatusBarPanelStyle enumeration, and StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs.Panel property. To run the example, paste the following code into a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load event-method.

StatusBar^ StatusBar1;
void InitializeStatusBarPanels()
{
   StatusBar1 = gcnew StatusBar;
   
   // Create two StatusBarPanel objects.
   StatusBarPanel^ panel1 = gcnew StatusBarPanel;
   StatusBarPanel^ panel2 = gcnew StatusBarPanel;
   
   // Set the style of the panels.  
   // panel1 will be owner-drawn.
   panel1->Style = StatusBarPanelStyle::OwnerDraw;
   
   // The panel2 object will be drawn by the operating system.
   panel2->Style = StatusBarPanelStyle::Text;
   
   // Set the text of both panels to the same date string.
   panel1->Text = System::DateTime::Today.ToShortDateString();
   panel2->Text = System::DateTime::Today.ToShortDateString();
   
   // Add both panels to the StatusBar.
   StatusBar1->Panels->Add( panel1 );
   StatusBar1->Panels->Add( panel2 );
   
   // Make panels visible by setting the ShowPanels 
   // property to True.
   StatusBar1->ShowPanels = true;
   
   // Associate the event-handling method with the DrawItem event 
   // for the owner-drawn panel.
   StatusBar1->DrawItem += gcnew StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler( this, &Form1::DrawCustomStatusBarPanel );
   this->Controls->Add( StatusBar1 );
}


// Draw the panel.
void DrawCustomStatusBarPanel( Object^ sender, StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs^ e )
{
   
   // Draw a blue background in the owner-drawn panel.
   e->Graphics->FillRectangle( Brushes::AliceBlue, e->Bounds );
   
   // Create a StringFormat object to align text in the panel.
   StringFormat^ textFormat = gcnew StringFormat;
   
   // Center the text in the middle of the line.
   textFormat->LineAlignment = StringAlignment::Center;
   
   // Align the text to the left.
   textFormat->Alignment = StringAlignment::Far;
   
   // Draw the panel's text in dark blue using the Panel 
   // and Bounds properties of the StatusBarEventArgs object 
   // and the StringFormat object.
   e->Graphics->DrawString( e->Panel->Text, StatusBar1->Font, Brushes::DarkBlue, RectangleF(e->Bounds.X,e->Bounds.Y,e->Bounds.Width,e->Bounds.Height), textFormat );
}
private StatusBar StatusBar1;

private void InitializeStatusBarPanels()
{
    StatusBar1 = new StatusBar();

    // Create two StatusBarPanel objects.
    StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
    StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

    // Set the style of the panels.  
    // panel1 will be owner-drawn.
    panel1.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.OwnerDraw;

    // The panel2 object will be drawn by the operating system.
    panel2.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.Text;

    // Set the text of both panels to the same date string.
    panel1.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString();
    panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString();

    // Add both panels to the StatusBar.
    StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1);
    StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2);

    // Make panels visible by setting the ShowPanels 
    // property to True.
    StatusBar1.ShowPanels = true;

    // Associate the event-handling method with the DrawItem event 
    // for the owner-drawn panel.
    StatusBar1.DrawItem += 
        new StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler(DrawCustomStatusBarPanel);
        
    this.Controls.Add(StatusBar1);
}

// Draw the panel.
private void DrawCustomStatusBarPanel(object sender, 
    StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs e)
{

    // Draw a blue background in the owner-drawn panel.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.AliceBlue, e.Bounds);

    // Create a StringFormat object to align text in the panel.
    StringFormat textFormat = new StringFormat();

    // Center the text in the middle of the line.
    textFormat.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;

    // Align the text to the left.
    textFormat.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;

    // Draw the panel's text in dark blue using the Panel 
    // and Bounds properties of the StatusBarEventArgs object 
    // and the StringFormat object.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(e.Panel.Text, StatusBar1.Font, 
        Brushes.DarkBlue, new RectangleF(e.Bounds.X, 
        e.Bounds.Y, e.Bounds.Width, e.Bounds.Height), textFormat);

}
Private StatusBar1 As StatusBar

Private Sub InitializeStatusBarPanels()
    StatusBar1 = New StatusBar

    ' Create two StatusBarPanel objects.
    Dim panel1 As New StatusBarPanel
    Dim panel2 As New StatusBarPanel

    ' Set the style of the panels.  
    ' panel1 will be owner-drawn.
    panel1.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.OwnerDraw

    ' The panel2 object will be drawn by the operating system.
    panel2.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.Text

    ' Set the text of both panels to the same date string.
    panel1.Text = DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString()
    panel2.Text = DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString()

    ' Add both panels to the StatusBar.
    StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1)
    StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2)

    ' Make panels visible by setting the ShowPanels 
    ' property to True.
    StatusBar1.ShowPanels = True

    ' Use the AddHandler syntax to handle the DrawItem event
    ' for the owner-drawn panel.
    AddHandler StatusBar1.DrawItem, _
        New StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler( _
        AddressOf DrawCustomStatusBarPanel)
    Me.Controls.Add(StatusBar1)
End Sub

' Draw the panel.
Private Sub DrawCustomStatusBarPanel(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs)

    ' Draw a blue background in the owner-drawn panel.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.AliceBlue, e.Bounds)

    ' Create a StringFormat object to align text in the panel.
    Dim textFormat As New StringFormat

    ' Center the text in the middle of the line.
    textFormat.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center

    ' Align the text to the left.
    textFormat.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far

    ' Draw the panel's text in dark blue using the Panel 
    ' and Bounds properties of the StatusBarEventArgs object 
    ' and the StringFormat object.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(e.Panel.Text, StatusBar1.Font, _
          Brushes.DarkBlue, New RectangleF(e.Bounds.X, e.Bounds.Y, _
          e.Bounds.Width, e.Bounds.Height), textFormat)

End Sub

Remarks

You can use this property to indicate whether a StatusBarPanel displays text or whether the panel is managed as an owner-drawn StatusBarPanel. To determine when a StatusBarPanel needs to be drawn, create an event handler for the DrawItem event of the StatusBar control. The StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs passed as a parameter to an event handler of the DrawItem event enables you to determine which panel needs to be drawn. The StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs also provides a Graphics object you can use to perform drawing tasks on the StatusBarPanel.

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