ToolStripItem.Alignment ToolStripItem.Alignment ToolStripItem.Alignment ToolStripItem.Alignment Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item aligns towards the beginning or end of the ToolStrip.

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

Property Value

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Alignment property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripItem class.

// This utility method creates a RolloverItem 
// and adds it to a ToolStrip control.
private RolloverItem CreateRolloverItem(
    ToolStrip owningToolStrip,
    string txt,
    Font f,
    string imgKey,
    TextImageRelation tir,
    string backImgKey)
{
    RolloverItem item = new RolloverItem();

    item.Alignment = ToolStripItemAlignment.Left;
    item.AllowDrop = false;
    item.AutoSize = true;

    item.BackgroundImage = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images[backImgKey];
    item.BackgroundImageLayout = ImageLayout.Center;
    item.DisplayStyle = ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText;
    item.DoubleClickEnabled = true;
    item.Enabled = true;
    item.Font = f;

    // These assignments are equivalent. Each assigns an
    // image from the owning toolstrip's image list.
    item.ImageKey = imgKey;
    //item.Image = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images[infoIconKey];
    //item.ImageIndex = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images.IndexOfKey(infoIconKey);
    item.ImageScaling = ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;

    item.Owner = owningToolStrip;
    item.Padding = new Padding(2);
    item.Text = txt;
    item.TextAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
    item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
    item.TextImageRelation = tir;

    return item;
}
' This utility method creates a RolloverItem 
' and adds it to a ToolStrip control.
 Private Function CreateRolloverItem( _
 ByVal owningToolStrip As ToolStrip, _
 ByVal txt As String, _
 ByVal f As Font, _
 ByVal imgKey As String, _
 ByVal tir As TextImageRelation, _
 ByVal backImgKey As String) As RolloverItem

     Dim item As New RolloverItem()

     item.Alignment = ToolStripItemAlignment.Left
     item.AllowDrop = False
     item.AutoSize = True

     item.BackgroundImage = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images(backImgKey)
     item.BackgroundImageLayout = ImageLayout.Center
     item.DisplayStyle = ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText
     item.DoubleClickEnabled = True
     item.Enabled = True
     item.Font = f

     ' These assignments are equivalent. Each assigns an
     ' image from the owning toolstrip's image list.
     item.ImageKey = imgKey
     'item.Image = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images[infoIconKey];
     'item.ImageIndex = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images.IndexOfKey(infoIconKey);
     item.ImageScaling = ToolStripItemImageScaling.None

     item.Owner = owningToolStrip
     item.Padding = New Padding(2)
     item.Text = txt
     item.TextAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
     item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal
     item.TextImageRelation = tir

     Return item
 End Function

Remarks

In a stack overflow layout, use the Alignment property along with the ToolStripItem.RightToLeft property to control the end to which items are aligned in a ToolStrip, or to determine the end to which they are already aligned.

If the ToolStripItem.RightToLeft property is No, items marked as Left are aligned to the left side of the ToolStrip and items marked Right are aligned to the right.

If the ToolStripItem.RightToLeft property is Yes, items marked as Left are aligned to the right side of the ToolStrip and items marked Right are aligned to the left.

Note

In flow and table layouts, the Alignment property is ignored. In flow or table layout, use the Dock or Anchor property to align the items within the row or table cell.

Applies to