How to: Create a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control

You can give your application’s ToolStrip controls a professional appearance and behavior (look and feel) by writing your own class derived from the ToolStripProfessionalRenderer type.

There is extensive support for this feature in Visual Studio.

See Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control.

Example

The following code example demonstrates how to use ToolStrip controls to create a composite control that mimics the Navigation Pane provided by Microsoft® Outlook®.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Drawing2D;
using System.IO;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace StackViewCS
{
    public class StackView : UserControl
    {
        private ToolStrip stackStrip;
        private ToolStripButton mailStackButton;
        private ToolStripButton calendarStackButton;
        private ToolStripButton contactsStackButton;
        private ToolStripButton tasksStackButton;

        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        private static Bitmap mailBmp;
        private static Bitmap calendarBmp;
        private static Bitmap contactsBmp;
        private static Bitmap tasksBmp;

        private static string mailBmpEnc = @"Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAoAAAA"+
            "GAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7uv4yFvouE"+
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            "+tKo+cyg+Mic9b+S9LqM8al35ZZmoXBSoWdk7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
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        private static string calendarBmpEnc = @"Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAo"+
            "AAAAGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
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            "7u7u";

        private static string contactsBmpEnc = @"Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAo"+
            "AAAAGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u"+
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"+
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        private static string tasksBmpEnc = @"Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAoAAA"+
            "AGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u7u7"+
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        // Static constructor to initialize
        // the form's static fields.
        static StackView()
        {
            // Create the static bitmaps from Base64 encoding.
            CreateBitmaps();
        }

        public StackView()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();

            // Assign icons to ToolStripButton controls.
            this.InitializeImages();

            // Set up renderers.
            this.stackStrip.Renderer = new StackRenderer();
        }

        // This utility method assigns icons to each
        // ToolStripButton control.
        private void InitializeImages()
        {
            this.mailStackButton.Image = mailBmp;
            this.calendarStackButton.Image = calendarBmp;
            this.contactsStackButton.Image = contactsBmp;
            this.tasksStackButton.Image = tasksBmp;
        }

        // This utility method creates bitmaps for all the icons.
        // It uses a utility method called DeserializeFromBase64
        // to decode the Base64 image data.
        private static void CreateBitmaps()
        {
            mailBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(mailBmpEnc);
            calendarBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(calendarBmpEnc);
            contactsBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(contactsBmpEnc);
            tasksBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(tasksBmpEnc);
        }

        // This utility method cretes a bitmap from 
        // a Base64-encoded string. 
        internal static Bitmap DeserializeFromBase64(string data)
        {
            // Decode the string and create a memory stream 
            // on the decoded string data.
            MemoryStream stream =
                new MemoryStream(Convert.FromBase64String(data));

            // Create a new bitmap from the stream.
            Bitmap b = new Bitmap(stream);

            return b;
        }

        // This method handles the Load event for the UserControl.
        private void StackView_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Dock bottom.
            this.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;

            // Set AutoSize.
            this.AutoSize = true;
        }

        // This method handles the Click event for all
        // the ToolStripButton controls in the StackView.
        private void stackButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Define a "one of many" state, similar to
            // the logic of a RadioButton control.
            foreach (ToolStripItem item in this.stackStrip.Items)
            {
                if ((item != sender) &&
                    (item is ToolStripButton))
                {
                    ((ToolStripButton)item).Checked = false;
                }
            }
        }

        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        internal class StackRenderer : ToolStripProfessionalRenderer
        {
            private static Bitmap titleBarGripBmp;
            private static string titleBarGripEnc = @"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";

            // Define titlebar colors.
            private static Color titlebarColor1 = Color.FromArgb(89, 135, 214);
            private static Color titlebarColor2 = Color.FromArgb(76, 123, 204);
            private static Color titlebarColor3 = Color.FromArgb(63, 111, 194);
            private static Color titlebarColor4 = Color.FromArgb(50, 99, 184);
            private static Color titlebarColor5 = Color.FromArgb(38, 88, 174);
            private static Color titlebarColor6 = Color.FromArgb(25, 76, 164);
            private static Color titlebarColor7 = Color.FromArgb(12, 64, 154);
            private static Color borderColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);

            static StackRenderer()
            {
                titleBarGripBmp = StackView.DeserializeFromBase64(titleBarGripEnc);
            }

            public StackRenderer()
            {
            }

            private void DrawTitleBar(Graphics g, Rectangle rect)
            {
                // Assign the image for the grip.
                Image titlebarGrip = titleBarGripBmp;

                // Fill the titlebar. 
                // This produces the gradient and the rounded-corner effect.
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor1), rect.X, rect.Y, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor2), rect.X, rect.Y + 1, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 1);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor3), rect.X, rect.Y + 2, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 2);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor4), rect.X, rect.Y + 3, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 3);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor5), rect.X, rect.Y + 4, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 4);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor6), rect.X, rect.Y + 5, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 5);
                g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor7), rect.X, rect.Y + 6, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 6);

                // Center the titlebar grip.
                g.DrawImage(
                    titlebarGrip,
                    new Point(rect.X + ((rect.Width / 2) - (titlebarGrip.Width / 2)),
                    rect.Y + 1));
            }

            // This method handles the RenderGrip event.
            protected override void OnRenderGrip(ToolStripGripRenderEventArgs e)
            {
                DrawTitleBar(
                    e.Graphics,
                    new Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7));
            }

            // This method handles the RenderToolStripBorder event.
            protected override void OnRenderToolStripBorder(ToolStripRenderEventArgs e)
            {
                DrawTitleBar(
                    e.Graphics,
                    new Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7));
            }

            // This method handles the RenderButtonBackground event.
            protected override void OnRenderButtonBackground(ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs e)
            {
                Graphics g = e.Graphics;
                Rectangle bounds = new Rectangle(Point.Empty, e.Item.Size);

                Color gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(203, 225, 252);
                Color gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(125, 165, 224);

                ToolStripButton button = e.Item as ToolStripButton;
                if (button.Pressed || button.Checked)
                {
                    gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(254, 128, 62);
                    gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 223, 154);
                }
                else if (button.Selected)
                {
                    gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 222);
                    gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 203, 136);
                }

                using (Brush b = new LinearGradientBrush(
                    bounds,
                    gradientBegin,
                    gradientEnd,
                    LinearGradientMode.Vertical))
                {
                    g.FillRectangle(b, bounds);
                }

                e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(
                    SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
                    bounds);

                g.DrawLine(
                    SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
                    bounds.X,
                    bounds.Y,
                    bounds.Width - 1,
                    bounds.Y);

                g.DrawLine(
                    SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
                    bounds.X,
                    bounds.Y,
                    bounds.X,
                    bounds.Height - 1);

                ToolStrip toolStrip = button.Owner;
                ToolStripButton nextItem = button.Owner.GetItemAt(
                    button.Bounds.X,
                    button.Bounds.Bottom + 1) as ToolStripButton;

                if (nextItem == null)
                {
                    g.DrawLine(
                        SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
                        bounds.X,
                        bounds.Height - 1,
                        bounds.X + bounds.Width - 1,
                        bounds.Height - 1);
                }
            }
        }

        #region Component Designer generated code

        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.stackStrip = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip();
            this.mailStackButton = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
            this.calendarStackButton = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
            this.contactsStackButton = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
            this.tasksStackButton = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
            this.stackStrip.SuspendLayout();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // stackStrip
            // 
            this.stackStrip.CanOverflow = false;
            this.stackStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Bottom;
            this.stackStrip.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Tahoma", 10F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);
            this.stackStrip.GripStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripGripStyle.Hidden;
            this.stackStrip.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.mailStackButton,
            this.calendarStackButton,
            this.contactsStackButton,
            this.tasksStackButton});
            this.stackStrip.LayoutStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripLayoutStyle.VerticalStackWithOverflow;
            this.stackStrip.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 11);
            this.stackStrip.Name = "stackStrip";
            this.stackStrip.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0, 7, 0, 0);
            this.stackStrip.RenderMode = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripRenderMode.Professional;
            this.stackStrip.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(150, 139);
            this.stackStrip.TabIndex = 0;
            this.stackStrip.Text = "toolStrip1";
            // 
            // mailStackButton
            // 
            this.mailStackButton.CheckOnClick = true;
            this.mailStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.mailStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;
            this.mailStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))));
            this.mailStackButton.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0);
            this.mailStackButton.Name = "mailStackButton";
            this.mailStackButton.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.mailStackButton.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(149, 27);
            this.mailStackButton.Text = " Mail";
            this.mailStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.mailStackButton.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.stackButton_Click);
            // 
            // calendarStackButton
            // 
            this.calendarStackButton.CheckOnClick = true;
            this.calendarStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.calendarStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;
            this.calendarStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))));
            this.calendarStackButton.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0);
            this.calendarStackButton.Name = "calendarStackButton";
            this.calendarStackButton.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.calendarStackButton.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(149, 27);
            this.calendarStackButton.Text = " Calendar";
            this.calendarStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.calendarStackButton.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.stackButton_Click);
            // 
            // contactsStackButton
            // 
            this.contactsStackButton.CheckOnClick = true;
            this.contactsStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.contactsStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;
            this.contactsStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))));
            this.contactsStackButton.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0);
            this.contactsStackButton.Name = "contactsStackButton";
            this.contactsStackButton.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.contactsStackButton.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(149, 27);
            this.contactsStackButton.Text = " Contacts";
            this.contactsStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.contactsStackButton.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.stackButton_Click);
            // 
            // tasksStackButton
            // 
            this.tasksStackButton.CheckOnClick = true;
            this.tasksStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.tasksStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;
            this.tasksStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))), ((int)(((byte)(238)))));
            this.tasksStackButton.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0);
            this.tasksStackButton.Name = "tasksStackButton";
            this.tasksStackButton.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.tasksStackButton.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(149, 27);
            this.tasksStackButton.Text = " Tasks";
            this.tasksStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.tasksStackButton.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.stackButton_Click);
            // 
            // StackView
            // 
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.Controls.Add(this.stackStrip);
            this.Name = "StackView";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.StackView_Load);
            this.stackStrip.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.stackStrip.PerformLayout();
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();

        }

        #endregion

    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class StackView
   Inherits UserControl
   Private stackStrip As ToolStrip
   Private WithEvents mailStackButton As ToolStripButton
   Private WithEvents calendarStackButton As ToolStripButton
   Private WithEvents contactsStackButton As ToolStripButton
   Private WithEvents tasksStackButton As ToolStripButton
   
   Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer = Nothing
   
   Private Shared mailBmp As Bitmap
   Private Shared calendarBmp As Bitmap
   Private Shared contactsBmp As Bitmap
   Private Shared tasksBmp As Bitmap
   
    Private Shared mailBmpEnc As String = "Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAoAAAA" + _
            "GAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
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            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u6N/d07Op3d7f2/P60vD7xez8" + _
            "r+H9k9X+kr/cv6Wb7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u6uXk2L612cG31e73yOv7seL8uKWezLex7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u6eHg1LOpzaeayaqh4dvb7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
            "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u"

    Private Shared calendarBmpEnc As String = "Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAo" + _
             "AAAAGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
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             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7uuKOUkXxqemNO" + _
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    Private Shared contactsBmpEnc As String = "Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAo" + _
             "AAAAGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u" + _
             "7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u7u" + _
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             "//////////////////////////////////////79//z7//v4//n1//fy" + _
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    Private Shared tasksBmpEnc As String = "Qk32BgAAAAAAADYAAAAoAAA" + _
             "AGAAAABgAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAA7u7u7u7" + _
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   ' Static constructor to initialize
   ' the form's static fields.
   Shared Sub New()
      ' Create the static bitmaps from Base64 encoding.
      CreateBitmaps()
    End Sub
   
   Public Sub New()
      Me.InitializeComponent()
      
      ' Assign icons to ToolStripButton controls.
      Me.InitializeImages()
      
      ' Set up renderers.
      Me.stackStrip.Renderer = New StackRenderer()
    End Sub
   
   ' This utility method assigns icons to each
   ' ToolStripButton control.
   Private Sub InitializeImages()
      Me.mailStackButton.Image = mailBmp
      Me.calendarStackButton.Image = calendarBmp
      Me.contactsStackButton.Image = contactsBmp
      Me.tasksStackButton.Image = tasksBmp
    End Sub
   
   
   ' This utility method creates bitmaps for all the icons.
   ' It uses a utility method called DeserializeFromBase64
   ' to decode the Base64 image data.
   Private Shared Sub CreateBitmaps()
      mailBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(mailBmpEnc)
      calendarBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(calendarBmpEnc)
      contactsBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(contactsBmpEnc)
      tasksBmp = DeserializeFromBase64(tasksBmpEnc)
    End Sub
   
   
   ' This utility method cretes a bitmap from 
   ' a Base64-encoded string. 
   Friend Shared Function DeserializeFromBase64(data As String) As Bitmap
      ' Decode the string and create a memory stream 
      ' on the decoded string data.
      Dim stream As New MemoryStream(Convert.FromBase64String(data))
      
      ' Create a new bitmap from the stream.
      Dim b As New Bitmap(stream)
      
      Return b
    End Function

   ' This method handles the Load event for the UserControl.
   Private Sub StackView_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
      ' Dock bottom.
      Me.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom
      
      ' Set AutoSize.
      Me.AutoSize = True
    End Sub

   ' This method handles the Click event for all
   ' the ToolStripButton controls in the StackView.
   Private Sub stackButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles mailStackButton.Click, calendarStackButton.Click, contactsStackButton.Click, tasksStackButton.Click
      ' Define a "one of many" state, similar to
      ' the logic of a RadioButton control.
      Dim item As ToolStripItem
      For Each item In  Me.stackStrip.Items
            If item IsNot sender AndAlso TypeOf item Is ToolStripButton Then
                CType(item, ToolStripButton).Checked = False
            End If
      Next item
    End Sub

   Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(disposing As Boolean)
      If disposing AndAlso (components IsNot Nothing) Then
         components.Dispose()
      End If
      MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
    End Sub
   
   Friend Class StackRenderer
      Inherits ToolStripProfessionalRenderer
      Private Shared titleBarGripBmp As Bitmap
      Private Shared titleBarGripEnc As String = "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"
      
      ' Define titlebar colors.
      Private Shared titlebarColor1 As Color = Color.FromArgb(89, 135, 214)
      Private Shared titlebarColor2 As Color = Color.FromArgb(76, 123, 204)
      Private Shared titlebarColor3 As Color = Color.FromArgb(63, 111, 194)
      Private Shared titlebarColor4 As Color = Color.FromArgb(50, 99, 184)
      Private Shared titlebarColor5 As Color = Color.FromArgb(38, 88, 174)
      Private Shared titlebarColor6 As Color = Color.FromArgb(25, 76, 164)
      Private Shared titlebarColor7 As Color = Color.FromArgb(12, 64, 154)
      Private Shared borderColor As Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128)
      
      Shared Sub New()
         titleBarGripBmp = StackView.DeserializeFromBase64(titleBarGripEnc)
        End Sub
      
      Public Sub New()
        End Sub
      
        Private Sub DrawTitleBar(ByVal g As Graphics, ByVal rect As Rectangle)

            ' Assign the image for the grip.
            Dim titlebarGrip As Image = titleBarGripBmp

            ' Fill the titlebar. 
            ' This produces the gradient and the rounded-corner effect.
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor1), rect.X, rect.Y, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor2), rect.X, rect.Y + 1, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 1)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor3), rect.X, rect.Y + 2, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 2)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor4), rect.X, rect.Y + 3, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 3)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor5), rect.X, rect.Y + 4, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 4)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor6), rect.X, rect.Y + 5, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 5)
            g.DrawLine(New Pen(titlebarColor7), rect.X, rect.Y + 6, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 6)

            ' Center the titlebar grip.
            g.DrawImage(titlebarGrip, New Point(rect.X + (rect.Width / 2 - titlebarGrip.Width / 2), rect.Y + 1))
        End Sub
      
      
      ' This method handles the RenderGrip event.
      Protected Overrides Sub OnRenderGrip(e As ToolStripGripRenderEventArgs)
         DrawTitleBar(e.Graphics, New Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7))
        End Sub
      
      
      ' This method handles the RenderToolStripBorder event.
      Protected Overrides Sub OnRenderToolStripBorder(e As ToolStripRenderEventArgs)
         DrawTitleBar(e.Graphics, New Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7))
        End Sub
      
      
      ' This method handles the RenderButtonBackground event.
      Protected Overrides Sub OnRenderButtonBackground(e As ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs)
         Dim g As Graphics = e.Graphics
         Dim bounds As New Rectangle(Point.Empty, e.Item.Size)
         
         Dim gradientBegin As Color = Color.FromArgb(203, 225, 252)
         Dim gradientEnd As Color = Color.FromArgb(125, 165, 224)
         
            Dim button As ToolStripButton = CType(e.Item, ToolStripButton)
         
         If button.Pressed OrElse button.Checked Then
            gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(254, 128, 62)
            gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 223, 154)
         ElseIf button.Selected Then
            gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 222)
            gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 203, 136)
         End If
         
         Dim b = New LinearGradientBrush(bounds, gradientBegin, gradientEnd, LinearGradientMode.Vertical)
         Try
            g.FillRectangle(b, bounds)
         Finally
            b.Dispose()
         End Try
         
         e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(SystemPens.ControlDarkDark, bounds)
         
         g.DrawLine(SystemPens.ControlDarkDark, bounds.X, bounds.Y, bounds.Width - 1, bounds.Y)
         
         g.DrawLine(SystemPens.ControlDarkDark, bounds.X, bounds.Y, bounds.X, bounds.Height - 1)
         
         Dim toolStrip As ToolStrip = button.Owner
            Dim nextItem As ToolStripButton = CType(button.Owner.GetItemAt(button.Bounds.X, button.Bounds.Bottom + 1), ToolStripButton)
         
         If nextItem Is Nothing Then
            g.DrawLine(SystemPens.ControlDarkDark, bounds.X, bounds.Height - 1, bounds.X + bounds.Width - 1, bounds.Height - 1)
         End If
        End Sub
    End Class

   #Region "Component Designer generated code"
   
   
   Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Me.stackStrip = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip
        Me.mailStackButton = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton
        Me.calendarStackButton = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton
        Me.contactsStackButton = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton
        Me.tasksStackButton = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton
        Me.stackStrip.SuspendLayout()
        Me.SuspendLayout()
        '
        'stackStrip
        '
        Me.stackStrip.CanOverflow = False
        Me.stackStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Bottom
        Me.stackStrip.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Tahoma", 10.0!, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold)
        Me.stackStrip.GripStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripGripStyle.Hidden
        Me.stackStrip.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {Me.mailStackButton, Me.calendarStackButton, Me.contactsStackButton, Me.tasksStackButton})
        Me.stackStrip.LayoutStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripLayoutStyle.VerticalStackWithOverflow
        Me.stackStrip.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 11)
        Me.stackStrip.Name = "stackStrip"
        Me.stackStrip.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0, 7, 0, 0)
        Me.stackStrip.RenderMode = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripRenderMode.Professional
        Me.stackStrip.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(150, 139)
        Me.stackStrip.TabIndex = 0
        Me.stackStrip.Text = "toolStrip1"
        '
        'mailStackButton
        '
        Me.mailStackButton.CheckOnClick = True
        Me.mailStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        Me.mailStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None
        Me.mailStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer))
        Me.mailStackButton.Margin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0)
        Me.mailStackButton.Name = "mailStackButton"
        Me.mailStackButton.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3)
        Me.mailStackButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(149, 27)
        Me.mailStackButton.Text = " Mail"
        Me.mailStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        '
        'calendarStackButton
        '
        Me.calendarStackButton.CheckOnClick = True
        Me.calendarStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        Me.calendarStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None
        Me.calendarStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer))
        Me.calendarStackButton.Margin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0)
        Me.calendarStackButton.Name = "calendarStackButton"
        Me.calendarStackButton.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3)
        Me.calendarStackButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(149, 27)
        Me.calendarStackButton.Text = " Calendar"
        Me.calendarStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        '
        'contactsStackButton
        '
        Me.contactsStackButton.CheckOnClick = True
        Me.contactsStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        Me.contactsStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None
        Me.contactsStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer))
        Me.contactsStackButton.Margin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0)
        Me.contactsStackButton.Name = "contactsStackButton"
        Me.contactsStackButton.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3)
        Me.contactsStackButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(149, 27)
        Me.contactsStackButton.Text = " Contacts"
        Me.contactsStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        '
        'tasksStackButton
        '
        Me.tasksStackButton.CheckOnClick = True
        Me.tasksStackButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        Me.tasksStackButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None
        Me.tasksStackButton.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer), CType(CType(238, Byte), Integer))
        Me.tasksStackButton.Margin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0)
        Me.tasksStackButton.Name = "tasksStackButton"
        Me.tasksStackButton.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3)
        Me.tasksStackButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(149, 27)
        Me.tasksStackButton.Text = " Tasks"
        Me.tasksStackButton.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
        '
        'StackView
        '
        Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0!, 13.0!)
        Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.stackStrip)
        Me.Name = "StackView"
        Me.stackStrip.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.stackStrip.PerformLayout()
        Me.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.PerformLayout()

    End Sub
   
   #End Region
End Class

Compiling the Code

This example requires:

  • References to the System.Drawing and System.Windows.Forms assemblies.

For information about building this example from the command line for Visual Basic or Visual C#, see Building from the Command Line or Command-line Building With csc.exe. You can also build this example in Visual Studio by pasting the code into a new project. Also see Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control.

See Also

MenuStrip
ToolStrip
StatusStrip
ToolStrip Control
How to: Provide Standard Menu Items to a Form