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ToolBarButtonStyle Enumeration

Specifies the button style within a toolbar.

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

public enum ToolBarButtonStyle

Member nameDescription
PushButtonA standard, three-dimensional button.
ToggleButtonA toggle button that appears sunken when clicked and retains the sunken appearance until clicked again.
SeparatorA space or line between toolbar buttons. The appearance depends on the value of the Appearance property.
DropDownButtonA drop-down control that displays a menu or other window when clicked.

This enumeration is used by members such as ToolBarButton.Style.

The toolbar button appearance is determined by the Appearance property of the toolbar. Setting the Appearance property to Flat will give the toolbar and its buttons a flat appearance. As the mouse pointer moves over the buttons, they take on a three-dimensional appearance. Also, when the toolbar has a flat appearance, button separators appear as a line rather than as a space between the buttons.

The following example instantiates a ToolBar and three ToolBarButton controls, assigns the buttons to the toolbar, and sets some of the buttons' common properties. This code assumes a MenuItem, ImageList, ToolTip and a Form have been instantiated and the ImageList has at least one Image assigned to it.

public void InitializeMyToolBar()
    // Create the ToolBar, ToolBarButton controls, and menus.
    ToolBarButton toolBarButton1 = new ToolBarButton("Open");
    ToolBarButton toolBarButton2 = new ToolBarButton();
    ToolBarButton toolBarButton3 = new ToolBarButton();
    ToolBar toolBar1 = new ToolBar();
    MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("Print");
    ContextMenu contextMenu1 = new ContextMenu(new MenuItem[]{menuItem1});

    // Add the ToolBarButton controls to the ToolBar.

    // Assign an ImageList to the ToolBar and show ToolTips.
    toolBar1.ImageList = imageList1;
    toolBar1.ShowToolTips = true;

    /* Assign ImageIndex, ContextMenu, Text, ToolTip, and 
       Style properties of the ToolBarButton controls. */
    toolBarButton2.Style = ToolBarButtonStyle.Separator;
    toolBarButton3.Text = "Print";
    toolBarButton3.Style = ToolBarButtonStyle.DropDownButton;
    toolBarButton3.ToolTipText = "Print";
    toolBarButton3.ImageIndex = 0;
    toolBarButton3.DropDownMenu = contextMenu1;

    // Add the ToolBar to a form.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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