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ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs.ToolStrip Property

Gets the value of the ToolStripItem.Owner property for the ToolStripItem to paint.

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

public ToolStrip ToolStrip { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip
The ToolStrip that is the owner of the ToolStripItem.

If the ToolStripItem is in the overflow area of the Form, the ToolStrip property returns an empty string.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the OnRenderButtonBackground method to draw a border around a ToolStripButton control's Image. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripRenderer class.

// This method draws a border around the button's image. If the background 
// to be rendered belongs to the empty cell, a string is drawn. Otherwise, 
// a border is drawn at the edges of the button. 
protected override void OnRenderButtonBackground(
    ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs e)
{
    base.OnRenderButtonBackground(e);

    // Define some local variables for convenience.
    Graphics g = e.Graphics;
    GridStrip gs = e.ToolStrip as GridStrip;
    ToolStripButton gsb = e.Item as ToolStripButton;

    // Calculate the rectangle around which the border is painted.
    Rectangle imageRectangle = new Rectangle(
        borderThickness, 
        borderThickness, 
        e.Item.Width - 2 * borderThickness, 
        e.Item.Height - 2 * borderThickness);

    // If rendering the empty cell background, draw an  
    // explanatory string, centered in the ToolStripButton. 
    if (gsb == gs.EmptyCell)
    {
        e.Graphics.DrawString(
            "Drag to here",
            gsb.Font, 
            SystemBrushes.ControlDarkDark,
            imageRectangle, style);
    }
    else
    {
        // If the button can be a drag source, paint its border red. 
        // otherwise, paint its border a dark color.
        Brush b = gs.IsValidDragSource(gsb) ? b = 
            Brushes.Red : SystemBrushes.ControlDarkDark;

        // Draw the top segment of the border.
        Rectangle borderSegment = new Rectangle(
            0, 
            0, 
            e.Item.Width, 
            imageRectangle.Top);
        g.FillRectangle(b, borderSegment);

        // Draw the right segment.
        borderSegment = new Rectangle(
            imageRectangle.Right,
            0,
            e.Item.Bounds.Right - imageRectangle.Right,
            imageRectangle.Bottom);
        g.FillRectangle(b, borderSegment);

        // Draw the left segment.
        borderSegment = new Rectangle(
            0,
            0,
            imageRectangle.Left,
            e.Item.Height);
        g.FillRectangle(b, borderSegment);

        // Draw the bottom segment.
        borderSegment = new Rectangle(
            0,
            imageRectangle.Bottom,
            e.Item.Width,
            e.Item.Bounds.Bottom - imageRectangle.Bottom);
        g.FillRectangle(b, borderSegment);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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