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StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs Class

Provides data for the DrawItem event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public class StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs : DrawItemEventArgs

The DrawItem event occurs when a visual aspect of an owner-drawn StatusBarPanel changes. A StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs specifies the Graphics object to use to draw the panel, the Rectangle object in which to draw the panel, the panel identification number, state information about the panel, and the panel to draw. You can use the data provided by this class in an event handler for the DrawItem event to create custom-drawn panels in your application's StatusBar control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Style property, the StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate, the StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs class, the StatusBarPanelStyle enumeration and the StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs.Panel property. To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load method.

	private StatusBar StatusBar1;

	private void InitializeStatusBarPanels()
	{
		StatusBar1 = new StatusBar();

		// Create two StatusBarPanel objects.
		StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
		StatusBarPanel panel2 = new StatusBarPanel();

		// Set the style of the panels.   
		// panel1 will be owner-drawn.
		panel1.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.OwnerDraw;

		// The panel2 object will be drawn by the operating system.
		panel2.Style = StatusBarPanelStyle.Text;

		// Set the text of both panels to the same date string.
		panel1.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString();
		panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString();

		// Add both panels to the StatusBar.
		StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel1);
		StatusBar1.Panels.Add(panel2);

		// Make panels visible by setting the ShowPanels  
		// property to True.
		StatusBar1.ShowPanels = true;

		// Associate the event-handling method with the DrawItem event  
		// for the owner-drawn panel.
		StatusBar1.DrawItem += 
			new StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler(DrawCustomStatusBarPanel);

		this.Controls.Add(StatusBar1);
	}

	// Draw the panel. 
	private void DrawCustomStatusBarPanel(object sender, 
		StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs e)
	{

		// Draw a blue background in the owner-drawn panel.
		e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.AliceBlue, e.Bounds);

		// Create a StringFormat object to align text in the panel.
		StringFormat textFormat = new StringFormat();

		// Center the text in the middle of the line.
		textFormat.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;

		// Align the text to the left.
		textFormat.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;

		// Draw the panel's text in dark blue using the Panel  
		// and Bounds properties of the StatusBarEventArgs object  
		// and the StringFormat object.
		e.Graphics.DrawString(e.Panel.Text, StatusBar1.Font, 
			Brushes.DarkBlue, new RectangleF(e.Bounds.X, 
			e.Bounds.Y, e.Bounds.Width, e.Bounds.Height), textFormat);

	}
The following code example demonstrates how to use the StatusBarPanel.Style property, the StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate, the StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs class, and the StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs.Panel property.
To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load method.
System.Object
  System.EventArgs
    System.Windows.Forms.DrawItemEventArgs
      System.Windows.Forms.StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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