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How to: Add a ToolStripContainer to a Form

You can programmatically add a ToolStripContainer to a Windows Form and populate it with controls.

The following code example demonstrates how to add a ToolStripContainer and a ToolStrip to a Windows Forms, how to add items to the ToolStrip, and how to add the ToolStrip to the TopToolStripPanel of the ToolStripContainer.


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 ToolStripContainer toolStripContainer1;
    private ToolStrip toolStrip1;

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

    private void InitializeComponent()
    {
        toolStripContainer1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripContainer();
        toolStrip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip();
        // Add items to the ToolStrip.
        toolStrip1.Items.Add("One");
        toolStrip1.Items.Add("Two");
        toolStrip1.Items.Add("Three");
        // Add the ToolStrip to the top panel of the ToolStripContainer.
        toolStripContainer1.TopToolStripPanel.Controls.Add(toolStrip1);
        // Add the ToolStripContainer to the form.
        Controls.Add(toolStripContainer1);

    }
}


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