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StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs.Panel Property

Gets the StatusBarPanel to draw.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property Panel As StatusBarPanel
[C#]
public StatusBarPanel Panel {get;}
[C++]
public: __property StatusBarPanel* get_Panel();
[JScript]
public function get Panel() : StatusBarPanel;

Property Value

The StatusBarPanel object to draw.

Remarks

The Panel property enables you to obtain the StatusBarPanel object that needs to be drawn. You can use this information within the event handler for the DrawItem event of a StatusBar control to perform drawing tasks on the StatusBarPanel.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates how to use the Style property, the StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate, the StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs class, and the 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.

[Visual Basic] 
Private StatusBar1 As StatusBar

Private Sub InitializeStatusBarPanels()
    StatusBar1 = New StatusBar

    ' Create two StatusBarPanel objects.
    Dim panel1 As New StatusBarPanel
    Dim panel2 As 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 = DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString()
    panel2.Text = 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

    ' Use the AddHandler syntax to handle the DrawItem event
    ' for the owner-drawn panel.
    AddHandler StatusBar1.DrawItem, _
        New StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler( _
        AddressOf DrawCustomStatusBarPanel)
    Me.Controls.Add(StatusBar1)
End Sub

' Draw the panel.
Private Sub DrawCustomStatusBarPanel(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs)

    ' 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.
    Dim textFormat As 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)

End Sub

[C#] 
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);

}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs Class | StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | StatusBarPanel | DrawItem

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