ToolStripItem.Image Property


Gets or sets the image that is displayed on a ToolStripItem.

 virtual property System::Drawing::Image ^ Image { System::Drawing::Image ^ get(); void set(System::Drawing::Image ^ value); };
public virtual System.Drawing.Image Image { get; set; }
member this.Image : System.Drawing.Image with get, set
Public Overridable Property Image As Image

Property Value


The Image to be displayed.


The following code example demonstrates the Image, ImageAlign, DisplayStyle , and TextAlign properties for a ToolStripButton. This example is part of a larger example available in the ToolStripButton class overview.

this.toolStripButton1.Image = Bitmap.FromFile("c:\\NewItem.bmp");
this.toolStripButton1.DisplayStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText;
this.toolStripButton1.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
this.toolStripButton1.Name = "toolStripButton1";
this.toolStripButton1.Text = "&New";
this.toolStripButton1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleRight;
this.toolStripButton1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.toolStripButton1_Click);
Me.toolStripButton1.Image = Bitmap.FromFile("c:\NewItem.bmp")
Me.toolStripButton1.DisplayStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText
Me.toolStripButton1.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
Me.toolStripButton1.Name = "toolStripButton1"
Me.toolStripButton1.Text = "&New"
Me.toolStripButton1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleRight


The Image, ImageAlign, ImageIndex, ImageKey, and ImageScaling properties pertain to various aspects of image handling. Use images in ToolStrip controls by setting these properties directly or by setting the run-time-only ImageList property.

Image scaling is determined by the interaction of properties in both ToolStrip and ToolStripItem, as follows:

Applies to