ToolStripLabel.ActiveLinkColor Property

Definition

Gets or sets the color used to display an active link.

public:
 property System::Drawing::Color ActiveLinkColor { System::Drawing::Color get(); void set(System::Drawing::Color value); };
public System.Drawing.Color ActiveLinkColor { get; set; }
member this.ActiveLinkColor : System.Drawing.Color with get, set
Public Property ActiveLinkColor As Color

Property Value

Color

A Color that represents the color to display an active link. The default color is specified by the system. Typically, this color is Color.Red.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to initialize a ToolStripLabel to contain a link by setting the IsLink, LinkColor, ActiveLinkColor, VisitedLinkColor, LinkVisited and LinkBehavior properties.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
{
    private ToolStripLabel toolStripLabel1;
    private ToolStrip toolStrip1;

    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
    }
    [STAThread]
    static void Main()
    {
        Application.EnableVisualStyles();
        Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    }

    private void InitializeComponent()
    {
        this.toolStrip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip();
        this.toolStripLabel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripLabel();
        this.toolStrip1.SuspendLayout();
        this.SuspendLayout();
        // 
        // toolStrip1
        // 
        this.toolStrip1.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.toolStripLabel1});
        this.toolStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
        this.toolStrip1.Name = "toolStrip1";
        this.toolStrip1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 25);
        this.toolStrip1.TabIndex = 0;
        this.toolStrip1.Text = "toolStrip1";
        // 
        // toolStripLabel1
        // 
        this.toolStripLabel1.IsLink = true;
        this.toolStripLabel1.LinkBehavior = System.Windows.Forms.LinkBehavior.AlwaysUnderline;
        this.toolStripLabel1.Name = "toolStripLabel1";
        this.toolStripLabel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(71, 22);
        this.toolStripLabel1.Tag = "http://search.microsoft.com/search/search.aspx?";
        this.toolStripLabel1.Text = "Search MSDN";
        this.toolStripLabel1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.toolStripLabel1_Click);
        // 
        // Form1
        // 
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 273);
        this.Controls.Add(this.toolStrip1);
        this.Name = "Form1";
        this.toolStrip1.ResumeLayout(false);
        this.toolStrip1.PerformLayout();
        this.ResumeLayout(false);
        this.PerformLayout();
    }

    private void toolStripLabel1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        ToolStripLabel toolStripLabel1 = (ToolStripLabel)sender;

        // Start Internet Explorer and navigate to the URL in the
        // tag property.
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("IEXPLORE.EXE", toolStripLabel1.Tag.ToString());

        // Set the LinkVisited property to true to change the color.
        toolStripLabel1.LinkVisited = true;
    }
}
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Form1
   Inherits Form
   Private WithEvents toolStripLabel1 As ToolStripLabel
   Private toolStrip1 As ToolStrip
   
   Public Sub New()
      InitializeComponent()
   End Sub
   
   <STAThread()>  _
   Shared Sub Main()
      Application.EnableVisualStyles()
      Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(False)
      Application.Run(New Form1())
   End Sub
   
   
   Private Sub InitializeComponent()
      Me.toolStrip1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip()
      Me.toolStripLabel1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripLabel()
      Me.toolStrip1.SuspendLayout()
      Me.SuspendLayout()
      ' 
      ' toolStrip1
      ' 
      Me.toolStrip1.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {Me.toolStripLabel1})
      Me.toolStrip1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
      Me.toolStrip1.Name = "toolStrip1"
      Me.toolStrip1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 25)
      Me.toolStrip1.TabIndex = 0
      Me.toolStrip1.Text = "toolStrip1"
      ' 
      ' toolStripLabel1
      ' 
      Me.toolStripLabel1.IsLink = True
      Me.toolStripLabel1.LinkBehavior = System.Windows.Forms.LinkBehavior.AlwaysUnderline
      Me.toolStripLabel1.Name = "toolStripLabel1"
      Me.toolStripLabel1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(71, 22)
      Me.toolStripLabel1.Tag = "http://search.microsoft.com/search/search.aspx?"
      Me.toolStripLabel1.Text = "Search MSDN"
      ' 
      ' Form1
      ' 
      Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 273)
      Me.Controls.Add(toolStrip1)
      Me.Name = "Form1"
      Me.toolStrip1.ResumeLayout(False)
      Me.toolStrip1.PerformLayout()
      Me.ResumeLayout(False)
      Me.PerformLayout()
   End Sub
    
   
   Private Sub toolStripLabel1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles toolStripLabel1.Click
      Dim toolStripLabel1 As ToolStripLabel = CType(sender, ToolStripLabel)
      
      ' Start Internet Explorer and navigate to the URL in the
      ' tag property.
      System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("IEXPLORE.EXE", toolStripLabel1.Tag.ToString())
      
      ' Set the LinkVisited property to true to change the color.
      toolStripLabel1.LinkVisited = True
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

An active link is a link that is in the process of being clicked. This is similar to the depressed state of a Button control. You can use this property to specify the color that the link is displayed in when the link is in the process of being clicked.

There are a number of colors associated with a link. The LinkColor specifies the color of all links displayed in the LinkLabel control. The VisitedLinkColor property enables you to specify the color of a link after it has been visited by the user.

Note

When setting this property, ensure that the color you are setting the property to does not conflict with the color of the control's background or the text does not display properly. For example, if the background color of the control is Color.Red and this property is set to Color.Red, the text is not shown properly when the link is in the process of being clicked.

Applies to