StatusBarPanel.ToolTipText StatusBarPanel.ToolTipText StatusBarPanel.ToolTipText StatusBarPanel.ToolTipText Property

Definition

Gets or sets ToolTip text associated with the status bar panel.

public:
 property System::String ^ ToolTipText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string ToolTipText { get; set; }
member this.ToolTipText : string with get, set
Public Property ToolTipText As String

Property Value

The ToolTip text for the panel.

Examples

The following code example creates a StatusBar control on a form and adds two StatusBarPanel objects. The first StatusBarPanel, named panel1, displays status text for an application. The second StatusBarPanel, named panel2, displays the current date and uses the ToolTipText property of the StatusBarPanel class to display the current time. The example uses the ShowPanels property to ensure that the panels are displayed instead of a standard panel, and it uses the Panels property to access the Add method of the StatusBar.StatusBarPanelCollection to add the panels to the StatusBar. The example also uses the AutoSize, BorderStyle, ToolTipText, and Text properties to initialize the StatusBarPanel objects. This example assumes that the method defined in the example is defined and called from the constructor of a Form.

private:
   void CreateMyStatusBar()
   {
      // Create a StatusBar control.
      StatusBar^ statusBar1 = gcnew StatusBar;

      // Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar.
      StatusBarPanel^ panel1 = gcnew StatusBarPanel;
      StatusBarPanel^ panel2 = gcnew StatusBarPanel;

      // Display the first panel with a sunken border style.
      panel1->BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle::Sunken;

      // Initialize the text of the panel.
      panel1->Text = "Ready...";

      // Set the AutoSize property to use all remaining space on the StatusBar.
      panel1->AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize::Spring;

      // Display the second panel with a raised border style.
      panel2->BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle::Raised;

      // Create ToolTip text that displays the time the application
      // was started.
      panel2->ToolTipText = System::DateTime::Now.ToShortTimeString();

      // Set the text of the panel to the current date.
      panel2->Text = "Started: " + System::DateTime::Today.ToLongDateString();

      // Set the AutoSize property to size the panel to the size of the contents.
      panel2->AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize::Contents;

      // Display panels in the StatusBar control.
      statusBar1->ShowPanels = true;

      // Add both panels to the StatusBarPanelCollection of the StatusBar.   
      statusBar1->Panels->Add( panel1 );
      statusBar1->Panels->Add( panel2 );

      // Add the StatusBar to the form.
      this->Controls->Add( statusBar1 );
   }
private void CreateMyStatusBar()
{
	// Create a StatusBar control.
	StatusBar statusBar1 = new StatusBar();
	// Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar.
	StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
	StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

	// Display the first panel with a sunken border style.
	panel1.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Sunken;
	// Initialize the text of the panel.
	panel1.Text = "Ready...";
	// Set the AutoSize property to use all remaining space on the StatusBar.
	panel1.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring;
	
	// Display the second panel with a raised border style.
	panel2.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised;
	
	// Create ToolTip text that displays time the application was 
    			//started.
	panel2.ToolTipText = "Started: " + System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString();
	// Set the text of the panel to the current date.
	panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToLongDateString();
	// Set the AutoSize property to size the panel to the size of the contents.
	panel2.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Contents;
				
	// Display panels in the StatusBar control.
	statusBar1.ShowPanels = true;

	// Add both panels to the StatusBarPanelCollection of the StatusBar.			
	statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1);
	statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2);

	// Add the StatusBar to the form.
	this.Controls.Add(statusBar1);
}
Private Sub CreateMyStatusBar()
   ' Create a StatusBar control.
   Dim statusBar1 As New StatusBar()

   ' Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar.
   Dim panel1 As New StatusBarPanel()
   Dim panel2 As New StatusBarPanel()

   ' Display the first panel with a sunken border style.
   panel1.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Sunken

   ' Initialize the text of the panel.
   panel1.Text = "Ready..."

   ' Set the AutoSize property to use all remaining space on the StatusBar.
   panel1.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring
   
   ' Display the second panel with a raised border style.
   panel2.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised
   
   ' Create ToolTip text that displays the time the application was started.
   panel2.ToolTipText = "Started: " & System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString()

   ' Set the text of the panel to the current date.
   panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToLongDateString()

   ' Set the AutoSize property to size the panel to the size of the contents.
   panel2.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Contents

   ' Display panels in the StatusBar control.
   statusBar1.ShowPanels = True

   ' Add both panels to the StatusBarPanelCollection of the StatusBar.			
   statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1)
   statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2)

   ' Add the StatusBar to the form.
   Me.Controls.Add(statusBar1)
End Sub

Remarks

You can use this property to display additional information in a ToolTip when the mouse pointer rests on a StatusBarPanel. For example, you can display a ToolTip that provides data transfer speed for a StatusBarPanel that displays the status of a file transfer.

To display ToolTips for other controls in your application, use the ToolTip control.

Applies to

See also