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StatusBarPanel.Text Property

Gets or sets the text of the status bar panel.

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

Public Property Text As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text displayed in the panel.

This property represents the text that is displayed when the Style property is set to Text. You can use this property to display information about your application in a StatusBar control. For example, you can use the Text property to display Help information when the user moves the mouse over a menu or to display the name and location of a file that is opened in an application. To align the text within a StatusBarPanel, use the Alignment property.

The following code example creates a StatusBar control on a form and adds two StatusBarPanel objects. The first StatusBarPanel, named panel1, displays status text for an application. The second StatusBarPanel, 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 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 assumes that the method defined in the example is defined and called from the constructor of a Form.

Private Sub CreateMyStatusBar()
   ' Create a StatusBar control. 
   Dim statusBar1 As New StatusBar()

   ' Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in the StatusBar. 
   Dim panel1 As New StatusBarPanel()
   Dim panel2 As 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 the 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.			

   ' Add the StatusBar to the form. 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 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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