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ToolStrip Control (Windows Forms) 

ToolStrip controls are toolbars that can host menus, controls, and user controls in your Windows Forms applications.

In This Section

ToolStrip Control Overview (Windows Forms)

Explains what this control is and its key features and properties.

How to: Manage ToolStrip Overflow in Windows Forms

Demonstrates how to enable overflow functionality and control overflow behavior.

How to: Enable Reordering of ToolStrip Items at Run Time in Windows Forms

Demonstrates how to enable run-time rearrangement of ToolStripItem controls.

How to: Enable AutoComplete in ToolStrip Controls in Windows Forms

Demonstrates automatic completion functionality in a ToolStripComboBox.

How to: Change the Spacing and Alignment of ToolStrip Items in Windows Forms

Describes various ways to arrange ToolStripItems on the ToolStrip.

How to: Change the Appearance of ToolStrip Text and Images in Windows Forms

Describes how to define and modify the arrangement of text and images on ToolStripItem controls.

How to: Wrap a Windows Forms Control with ToolStripControlHost

Demonstrates hosting a MonthCalendar control in a ToolStripControlHost.

How to: Create and Set a Custom Renderer for the ToolStrip Control in Windows Forms

Describes how to achieve standard and customized painting in ToolStrip controls.

How to: Custom Draw a ToolStrip Control

Describes various aspects of custom (owner) drawing in ToolStrip controls.

How to: Create Toggle Buttons in ToolStrip Controls

Describes the creation of a toggling ToolStripButton.

How to: Use ToolTips in ToolStrip Controls

Describes defining tool tips for ToolStrip items.

How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a Form

Describes how to have a ToolStrip with no container but a form.

How to: Position a ToolStripItem on a ToolStrip

Describes how to position a ToolStripButton on at the leftmost or rightmost end of a ToolStrip.

How to: Enable the TAB Key to Move Out of a ToolStrip Control

Describes how to tab within a ToolStrip and tab out of it to the next control in the tab order.

How to: Detect When the Mouse Pointer Is Over a ToolStripItem

Describes how to set up ToolStrip items so that they detect when the mouse is over them without having to synchronize various mouse events.

How to: Create an MDI Form with ToolStripPanel Controls

Describes how to create a multiple document interface (MDI) form with ToolStripPanel controls.

How to: Create an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip Controls

Describes how to create an MDI form that supports ToolStrip controls and menu merging.

How to: Create a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control

Describes how to use the ToolStripProfessionalRenderer class to create a composite control that mimics the Navigation Pane provided by Microsoft® Outlook®.

How to: Implement a Custom ToolStripRenderer

Describes how to customize the appearance of a ToolStrip control by implementing a class that derives from ToolStripRenderer.

TopicLocation
ToolStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
ToolStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
How to: Create a Basic Windows Forms ToolStrip with Standard Items Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a FormWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip ControlWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip ControlsWindows Forms Controls
How to: Create a Basic Windows Forms ToolStrip with Standard Items Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a FormWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip ControlWindows Forms Controls
ToolStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
Walkthrough: Creating an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip ControlsWindows Forms Controls
ToolStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
How to: Create a Basic Windows Forms ToolStrip with Standard Items Using the Designer
How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a FormWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control
ToolStrip Tasks Dialog Box
Walkthrough: Creating an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip Controls
ToolStrip Items Collection Editor
ToolStrip Tasks Dialog BoxWindows Forms Programming
ToolStrip Items Collection EditorWindows Forms Programming
How to: Create a Basic Windows Forms ToolStrip with Standard Items Using the DesignerWindows Forms Controls
How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a FormWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip ControlWindows Forms Controls
Walkthrough: Creating an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip ControlsWindows Forms Controls
How to: Create a Basic Windows Forms ToolStrip with Standard Items Using the Designer
How to: Move a ToolStrip Out of a ToolStripContainer onto a Form
Walkthrough: Creating a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control
Walkthrough: Creating an MDI Form with Menu Merging and ToolStrip Controls
ToolStrip Tasks Dialog Box
ToolStrip Items Collection Editor

Reference

ToolStrip class

Describes this class and has links to all its members.

ToolStrip

Describes the ToolStrip class and has links to all its members.

ToolStripItem

Describes the ToolStripItem class and has links to all its members.

Related Sections

Controls to Use on Windows Forms

Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.

ToolStrip Customizing Sample

Creates resources that the user can choose with a dialog box to customize ToolStrip and MenuStrip controls in their application.

ToolStrip Custom Renderer Sample

Allows the user to switch between renderers and observe the effects of various settings.

ToolStrip Sample

Provides a launcher from which the user can choose a ToolStrip Color Picker, ToolStrip PropertyGrid, or ToolStripRenderer Switcher sample.

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