ToolBar.Appearance ToolBar.Appearance ToolBar.Appearance ToolBar.Appearance Property

Definition

Gets or set the value that determines the appearance of a toolbar control and its buttons.

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

Property Value

One of the ToolBarAppearance values. The default is ToolBarAppearance.Normal.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example creates a ToolBar control, sets some of its common properties, and adds it to a Form. Delegates are also added to the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events. This example requires that a ToolBar named toolBar1 and an ImageList named imageList1 have been declared.

void AddToolBar()
{
   
   // Add a toolbar and set some of its properties.
   toolBar1 = gcnew ToolBar;
   toolBar1->Appearance = System::Windows::Forms::ToolBarAppearance::Flat;
   toolBar1->BorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::BorderStyle::None;
   toolBar1->Buttons->Add( this->toolBarButton1 );
   toolBar1->ButtonSize = System::Drawing::Size( 24, 24 );
   toolBar1->Divider = true;
   toolBar1->DropDownArrows = true;
   toolBar1->ImageList = this->imageList1;
   toolBar1->ShowToolTips = true;
   toolBar1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 292, 25 );
   toolBar1->TabIndex = 0;
   toolBar1->TextAlign = System::Windows::Forms::ToolBarTextAlign::Right;
   toolBar1->Wrappable = false;
   
   // Add handlers for the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events.
   toolBar1->ButtonDropDown += gcnew ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler( this, &MyToolBar::toolBar1_ButtonDropDown );
   toolBar1->ButtonClick += gcnew ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler( this, &MyToolBar::toolBar1_ButtonClicked );
   
   // Add the toolbar to the form.
   this->Controls->Add( toolBar1 );
}
private void AddToolBar()
{
   // Add a toolbar and set some of its properties.
   toolBar1 = new ToolBar();
   toolBar1.Appearance = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarAppearance.Flat;
   toolBar1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.None;
   toolBar1.Buttons.Add(this.toolBarButton1);
   toolBar1.ButtonSize = new System.Drawing.Size(24, 24);
   toolBar1.Divider = true;
   toolBar1.DropDownArrows = true;
   toolBar1.ImageList = this.imageList1;
   toolBar1.ShowToolTips = true;
   toolBar1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 25);
   toolBar1.TabIndex = 0;
   toolBar1.TextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarTextAlign.Right;
   toolBar1.Wrappable = false;
   
   // Add handlers for the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events.
   toolBar1.ButtonDropDown += 
     new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler(toolBar1_ButtonDropDown);
   toolBar1.ButtonClick += 
     new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler(toolBar1_ButtonClicked);

   // Add the toolbar to the form.
   this.Controls.Add(toolBar1);
}
Private Sub AddToolBar()
   ' Add a toolbar and set some of its properties.
   toolBar1 = New ToolBar()
   toolBar1.Appearance = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarAppearance.Flat
   toolBar1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.None
   toolBar1.Buttons.Add(Me.toolBarButton1)
   toolBar1.ButtonSize = New System.Drawing.Size(24, 24)
   toolBar1.Divider = True
   toolBar1.DropDownArrows = True
   toolBar1.ImageList = Me.imageList1
   toolBar1.ShowToolTips = True
   toolBar1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 25)
   toolBar1.TabIndex = 0
   toolBar1.TextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarTextAlign.Right
   toolBar1.Wrappable = False

   ' Add handlers for the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events.
   AddHandler toolBar1.ButtonDropDown, AddressOf toolBar1_ButtonDropDown
   AddHandler toolBar1.ButtonClick, AddressOf toolBar1_ButtonClicked

   ' Add the toolbar to the form.
   Me.Controls.Add(toolBar1)
End Sub

Remarks

The Appearance property affects the appearance of the buttons assigned to the toolbar. When the appearance is set to ToolBarAppearance.Normal, the toolbar's buttons appear three-dimensional and raised. Set the Appearance property of the toolbar to ToolBarAppearance.Flat to give the toolbar's buttons a flat appearance. As the mouse pointer moves over the flat buttons, they appear raised and three-dimensional. Separators on a ToolBar with the Appearance property set to Flat appear as etched lines rather than spaces between the raised buttons. The flat style buttons give your application a more Web-like look.

Applies to

See also