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StatusBar Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the StatusBar class.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public StatusBar()

The default StatusBar has no panels.

When you create an instance of StatusBar, the following read/write properties are set to initial values.

Property

Initial value

Dock

Bottom

ShowPanels

false

SizingGrip

true

You can change the value for any of these properties through a separate call to the property.

The following code example demonstrates how to construct a StatusBar and use the SizingGrip, StatusBarPanel.Alignment, StatusBarPanel.Width, StatusBarPanel.AutoSize, and StatusBarPanel.BorderStyle members and how to handle the PanelClick event.

To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load method.

	
	internal System.Windows.Forms.StatusBar statusBar1;

	private void InitializeStatusBarPanels()
	{

		// Create a StatusBar control.
		statusBar1 = new StatusBar();

		// Dock the status bar at the top of the form. 
		statusBar1.Dock = DockStyle.Top;

		// Set the SizingGrip property to false so the user cannot  
		// resize the status bar.
		statusBar1.SizingGrip = false;

		// Associate the event-handling method with the  
		// PanelClick event.
		statusBar1.PanelClick += 
			new StatusBarPanelClickEventHandler(statusBar1_PanelClick);

		// Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in statusBar1.
		StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
		StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

		// Set the width of panel2 explicitly and set 
		// panel1 to fill in the remaining space.
		panel2.Width = 80;
		panel1.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring;

		// Set the text alignment within each panel.
		panel1.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
		panel2.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Right;

		// Display the first panel without a border and the second 
		// with a raised border.
		panel1.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.None;
		panel2.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised;

		// Set the text of the panels. The panel1 object is reserved 
		// for line numbers, while panel2 is set to the current time.
		panel1.Text = "Reserved for important information.";
		panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString();

		// Set a tooltip for panel2
		panel2.ToolTipText = "Click time to display seconds";

		// Display panels in statusBar1 and add them to the 
		// status bar's StatusBarPanelCollection.
		statusBar1.ShowPanels = true;
		statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1);
		statusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2);

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

	// If the user clicks the status bar, check the text of the  
	// StatusBarPanel.  If the text equals a short time string, 
	// change it to long time display. 
	private void statusBar1_PanelClick(object sender, 
		StatusBarPanelClickEventArgs e)
	{
		if (e.StatusBarPanel.Text == 
			System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString())
		{
			e.StatusBarPanel.Text = 
				System.DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString();
		}
	}
The following code example demonstrates how to use the StatusBar.SizingGrip, StatusBarPanel.Alignment, StatusBarPanel.Width, StatusBarPanel.AutoSize, and StatusBarPanel.BorderStyle members and how to handle the StatusBar.PanelClick event.

To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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