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StatusBar.Panels Property

Gets the collection of StatusBar panels contained within the control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public StatusBarPanelCollection Panels { get; }
/** @property */
public StatusBarPanelCollection get_Panels ()

public function get Panels () : StatusBarPanelCollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

A StatusBar.StatusBarPanelCollection containing the StatusBarPanel objects of the StatusBar control.

The StatusBar control can display a number of panels to provide information to the user of your application. For example, a panel could display the current time or the progress of a file download. Each panel displayed by the StatusBar control is an instance of the StatusBarPanel class. The Panels property enables you to obtain a reference to the collection of StatusBarPanel objects that are currently stored in the StatusBar control. With this reference, you can add panels, remove panels, access a specific panel within the collection, and obtain a count of the panels in the StatusBar control. For more information on the tasks that can be performed with the panel collection, see the StatusBar.StatusBarPanelCollection class reference topics.

The following code example creates a StatusBar control on a form and adds two StatusBarPanel objects. One of the StatusBarPanel objects, named panel1, displays status text for an application. The second StatusBarPanel object, named panel2, displays the current date and uses the ToolTipText property of the StatusBarPanel class to display the current time. The example uses the ShowPanels property to ensure that the panels are displayed instead of a standard panel, and it uses and the Panels property to access the Add method of the StatusBar.StatusBarPanelCollection to add the panels to the StatusBar. The example also uses the AutoSize, BorderStyle, ToolTipText, and Text properties to initialize the StatusBarPanel objects. This example requires that the method defined in the example is defined and called from the constructor of a Form.

private void CreateMyStatusBar()
{
    // Create a StatusBar control.
    StatusBar statusBar1 = new StatusBar();
    // Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar.
    StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
    StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

    // Display the first panel with a sunken border style.
    panel1.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Sunken;
    // Initialize the text of the panel.
    panel1.Text = "Ready...";
    // Set the AutoSize property to use all remaining space on the StatusBar.
    panel1.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring;
    
    // Display the second panel with a raised border style.
    panel2.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised;
    
    // Create ToolTip text that displays time the application was 
          //started.
    panel2.ToolTipText = "Started: " + System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString();
    // Set the text of the panel to the current date.
    panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToLongDateString();
    // Set the AutoSize property to size the panel to the size of the contents.
    panel2.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Contents;
                
    // Display panels in the StatusBar control.
    statusBar1.ShowPanels = true;

    // Add both panels to the StatusBarPanelCollection of the StatusBar.            
    statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1);
    statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2);

    // Add the StatusBar to the form.
    this.Controls.Add(statusBar1);
}

private void CreateMyStatusBar()
{
    // Create a StatusBar control.
    StatusBar statusBar1 = new StatusBar();

    // Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar.
    StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
    StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

    // Display the first panel with a sunken border style.
    panel1.set_BorderStyle(StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Sunken);

    // Initialize the text of the panel.
    panel1.set_Text("Ready...");

    // Set the AutoSize property to use all remaining space on the StatusBar.
    panel1.set_AutoSize(StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring);

    // Display the second panel with a raised border style.
    panel2.set_BorderStyle(StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised);

    // Create ToolTip text that displays the time the application was started.
    panel2.set_ToolTipText("Started: " + System.DateTime.get_Now().ToShortTimeString());
    
// Set the text of the panel to the current date.
    panel2.set_Text(System.DateTime.get_Today().ToLongDateString());
    
// Set the AutoSize property to size the panel to the size of the 
    // contents.
    panel2.set_AutoSize(StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Contents);
    // Display panels in the StatusBar control.
    statusBar1.set_ShowPanels(true);
    // Add both panels to the StatusBarPanelCollection of the StatusBar.    
    statusBar1.get_Panels().Add(panel1);
    statusBar1.get_Panels().Add(panel2);
    // Add the StatusBar to the form.
    this.get_Controls().Add(statusBar1);
} //CreateMyStatusBar

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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