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ToolStripProfessionalRenderer Class

Handles the painting functionality for ToolStrip objects, applying a custom palette and a streamlined style.

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

public class ToolStripProfessionalRenderer : ToolStripRenderer

ToolStripProfessionalRenderer creates pens and brushes based on a replaceable color table called ProfessionalColorTable.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a composite control that mimics the Navigation Pane provided by Microsoft® Outlook®. For a full code listing, see How to: Create a Professionally Styled ToolStrip Control.

internal class StackRenderer : ToolStripProfessionalRenderer
{
    private static Bitmap titleBarGripBmp;
    private static string titleBarGripEnc = @"Qk16AQAAAAAAADYAAAAoAAAAIwAAAAMAAAABABgAAAAAAAAAAADEDgAAxA4AAAAAAAAAAAAAuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5uGMyuGMy+/n5+/n5ANj+RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5wm8/RzIomHRh+/n5ANj+RzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMzHtMRzIoRzIozHtMANj+";

    // Define titlebar colors. 
    private static Color titlebarColor1 = Color.FromArgb(89, 135, 214);
    private static Color titlebarColor2 = Color.FromArgb(76, 123, 204);
    private static Color titlebarColor3 = Color.FromArgb(63, 111, 194);
    private static Color titlebarColor4 = Color.FromArgb(50, 99, 184);
    private static Color titlebarColor5 = Color.FromArgb(38, 88, 174);
    private static Color titlebarColor6 = Color.FromArgb(25, 76, 164);
    private static Color titlebarColor7 = Color.FromArgb(12, 64, 154);
    private static Color borderColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);

    static StackRenderer()
    {
        titleBarGripBmp = StackView.DeserializeFromBase64(titleBarGripEnc);
    }

    public StackRenderer()
    {
    }

    private void DrawTitleBar(Graphics g, Rectangle rect)
    {
        // Assign the image for the grip.
        Image titlebarGrip = titleBarGripBmp;

        // Fill the titlebar.  
        // This produces the gradient and the rounded-corner effect.
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor1), rect.X, rect.Y, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor2), rect.X, rect.Y + 1, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 1);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor3), rect.X, rect.Y + 2, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 2);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor4), rect.X, rect.Y + 3, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 3);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor5), rect.X, rect.Y + 4, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 4);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor6), rect.X, rect.Y + 5, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 5);
        g.DrawLine(new Pen(titlebarColor7), rect.X, rect.Y + 6, rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + 6);

        // Center the titlebar grip.
        g.DrawImage(
            titlebarGrip,
            new Point(rect.X + ((rect.Width / 2) - (titlebarGrip.Width / 2)),
            rect.Y + 1));
    }

    // This method handles the RenderGrip event. 
    protected override void OnRenderGrip(ToolStripGripRenderEventArgs e)
    {
        DrawTitleBar(
            e.Graphics,
            new Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7));
    }

    // This method handles the RenderToolStripBorder event. 
    protected override void OnRenderToolStripBorder(ToolStripRenderEventArgs e)
    {
        DrawTitleBar(
            e.Graphics,
            new Rectangle(0, 0, e.ToolStrip.Width, 7));
    }

    // This method handles the RenderButtonBackground event. 
    protected override void OnRenderButtonBackground(ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs e)
    {
        Graphics g = e.Graphics;
        Rectangle bounds = new Rectangle(Point.Empty, e.Item.Size);

        Color gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(203, 225, 252);
        Color gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(125, 165, 224);

        ToolStripButton button = e.Item as ToolStripButton;
        if (button.Pressed || button.Checked)
        {
            gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(254, 128, 62);
            gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 223, 154);
        }
        else if (button.Selected)
        {
            gradientBegin = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 222);
            gradientEnd = Color.FromArgb(255, 203, 136);
        }

        using (Brush b = new LinearGradientBrush(
            bounds,
            gradientBegin,
            gradientEnd,
            LinearGradientMode.Vertical))
        {
            g.FillRectangle(b, bounds);
        }

        e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(
            SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
            bounds);

        g.DrawLine(
            SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
            bounds.X,
            bounds.Y,
            bounds.Width - 1,
            bounds.Y);

        g.DrawLine(
            SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
            bounds.X,
            bounds.Y,
            bounds.X,
            bounds.Height - 1);

        ToolStrip toolStrip = button.Owner;
        ToolStripButton nextItem = button.Owner.GetItemAt(
            button.Bounds.X,
            button.Bounds.Bottom + 1) as ToolStripButton;

        if (nextItem == null)
        {
            g.DrawLine(
                SystemPens.ControlDarkDark,
                bounds.X,
                bounds.Height - 1,
                bounds.X + bounds.Width - 1,
                bounds.Height - 1);
        }
    }
}

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripRenderer
    System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripProfessionalRenderer

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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