ToolStripItem.Owner ToolStripItem.Owner ToolStripItem.Owner ToolStripItem.Owner Property

Definition

Gets or sets the owner of this item.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::ToolStrip ^ Owner { System::Windows::Forms::ToolStrip ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::ToolStrip ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip Owner { get; set; }
member this.Owner : System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip with get, set
Public Property Owner As ToolStrip

Property Value

The ToolStrip that owns or is to own the ToolStripItem.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Owner property for custom rendering. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripItem class.

// This method defines the painting behavior of the control.
// It performs the following operations:
//
// Computes the layout of the item's image and text.
// Draws the item's background image.
// Draws the item's image.
// Draws the item's text.
//
// Drawing operations are implemented in the 
// RolloverItemRenderer class.
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    base.OnPaint(e);

    if (this.Owner != null)
    {
        // Find the dimensions of the image and the text 
        // areas of the item. 
        this.ComputeImageAndTextLayout();

        // Draw the background. This includes drawing a highlighted 
        // border when the mouse is in the client area.
        ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs ea = new ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs(
             e.Graphics,
             this);
        this.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemBackground(ea);

        // Draw the item's image. 
        ToolStripItemImageRenderEventArgs irea =
            new ToolStripItemImageRenderEventArgs(
            e.Graphics,
            this,
            imageRect );
        this.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemImage(irea);

        // If the item is on a drop-down, give its
        // text a different highlighted color.
        Color highlightColor = 
            this.IsOnDropDown ?
            Color.Salmon : SystemColors.ControlLightLight;

        // Draw the text, and highlight it if the 
        // the rollover state is true.
        ToolStripItemTextRenderEventArgs rea =
            new ToolStripItemTextRenderEventArgs(
            e.Graphics,
            this,
            base.Text,
            textRect,
            this.rolloverValue ? highlightColor : base.ForeColor,
            base.Font,
            base.TextAlign);
        this.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemText(rea);
    }
}
' This method defines the painting behavior of the control.
' It performs the following operations:
'
' Computes the layout of the item's image and text.
' Draws the item's background image.
' Draws the item's image.
' Draws the item's text.
'
' Drawing operations are implemented in the 
' RolloverItemRenderer class.
Protected Overrides Sub OnPaint(e As PaintEventArgs)
   MyBase.OnPaint(e)
   
   If (Me.Owner IsNot Nothing) Then
      ' Find the dimensions of the image and the text 
      ' areas of the item. 
      Me.ComputeImageAndTextLayout()
      
      ' Draw the background. This includes drawing a highlighted 
      ' border when the mouse is in the client area.
      Dim ea As New ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs(e.Graphics, Me)
      Me.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemBackground(ea)
      
      ' Draw the item's image. 
      Dim irea As New ToolStripItemImageRenderEventArgs(e.Graphics, Me, imageRect)
      Me.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemImage(irea)
      
      ' If the item is on a drop-down, give its
      ' text a different highlighted color.
         Dim highlightColor As Color = CType(IIf(Me.IsOnDropDown, Color.Salmon, SystemColors.ControlLightLight), Color)
      
      ' Draw the text, and highlight it if the 
      ' the rollover state is true.
         Dim rea As New ToolStripItemTextRenderEventArgs( _
            e.Graphics, _
            Me, _
            MyBase.Text, _
            textRect, _
            CType(IIf(Me.rolloverValue, highlightColor, MyBase.ForeColor), Color), _
            MyBase.Font, _
            MyBase.TextAlign)
      Me.Owner.Renderer.DrawItemText(rea)
   End If
 End Sub

Remarks

Owner returns the ToolStrip whose Items collection contains the current ToolStripItem. This is the best way to reference ImageList or other properties in the top-level ToolStrip without writing special code to handle overflow.

The Owner remains the same even if the item falls into the ToolStripOverflow. The Owner can be null for certain elements that are in the DisplayedItems collection but not in the Items collection.

Applies to