ToolStripItem.Overflow Property

Definition

Gets or sets whether the item is attached to the ToolStrip or ToolStripOverflowButton or can float between the two.

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

Property Value

One of the ToolStripItemOverflow values. The default is AsNeeded.

Exceptions

The value assigned is not one of the ToolStripItemOverflow values.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

ToolStripButton^ changeDirectionButton;

void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
{
    changeDirectionButton = gcnew ToolStripButton;
    movingToolStrip->AutoSize = true;
    movingToolStrip->RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode::System;
    changeDirectionButton->TextDirection = 
        ToolStripTextDirection::Vertical270;
    changeDirectionButton->Overflow = 
        ToolStripItemOverflow::Never;
    changeDirectionButton->Text = "Change Alignment";
    movingToolStrip->Items->Add(changeDirectionButton);
    changeDirectionButton->Click += gcnew EventHandler(this, 
        &Form1::changeDirectionButtonClick);
}

void changeDirectionButtonClick(Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e)
{
    ToolStripItem^ item = (ToolStripItem^) sender;
    if ((item->TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection::Vertical270) 
        || (item->TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection::Vertical90))
    {
        item->TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection::Horizontal;
        movingToolStrip->Raft = RaftingSides::Top;
    }
    else
    {
        item->TextDirection = 
            ToolStripTextDirection::Vertical270;
        movingToolStrip->Raft = RaftingSides::Left;
    }
}


internal ToolStripButton changeDirectionButton;

private void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
{
    movingToolStrip = new ToolStrip();

    changeDirectionButton = new ToolStripButton();

    movingToolStrip.AutoSize = true;
    movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System;

    changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
    changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never;
    changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment";
        movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton);
}


private void changeDirectionButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    ToolStripItem item = (ToolStripItem)sender;

    if (item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 || item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90)
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
    }
    else
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
    }

}
Friend WithEvents changeDirectionButton As ToolStripButton

Private Sub InitializeMovingToolStrip()
    changeDirectionButton = New ToolStripButton()

    movingToolStrip.AutoSize = True
    movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System

    changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
    changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never
    changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment"
    movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton)
End Sub


Public Sub changeDirectionButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles changeDirectionButton.Click

    Dim item As ToolStripItem = CType(sender, ToolStripItem)

    If item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 _
        OrElse item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90 Then

        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Else
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left
    End If

End Sub

Remarks

Use the Overflow property in stack layouts. In flow and table layouts, the ToolStrip overflow button is not rendered, and therefore the Overflow property is ignored.

Applies to