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StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler Delegate

Represents the method that will handle the DrawItem event of a StatusBar.

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
Public Delegate Sub StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler( _
   ByVal sender As Object, _
   ByVal sbdevent As StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs _
)
[C#]
[Serializable]
public delegate void StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler(
   object sender,
   StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs sbdevent
);
[C++]
[Serializable]
public __gc __delegate void StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler(
   Object* sender,
   StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs* sbdevent
);

[JScript] In JScript, you can use the delegates in the .NET Framework, but you cannot define your own.

Parameters [Visual Basic, C#, C++]

The declaration of your event handler must have the same parameters as the StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate declaration.

sender
The source of the event.
sbdevent
A StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs that contains the event data.

Remarks

When you create a StatusBarDrawItemEventHandler delegate, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event handler delegates, see Events and Delegates.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates how to use the StatusBarPanel.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

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

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

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

See Also

System.Windows.Forms Namespace | StatusBarDrawItemEventArgs | StatusBarPanel | StatusBar | StatusBar.DrawItem

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