ToolStripRenderEventArgs.ConnectedArea Property

Gets the Rectangle representing the overlap area between a ToolStripDropDown and its ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem.

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

public Rectangle ConnectedArea { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle representing the overlap area between a ToolStripDropDown and its ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem.

If the ToolStrip is not a ToolStripDropDown or the ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem is null, the ConnectedArea property returns an empty Rectangle.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the ToolStripRenderer.RenderToolStripBackground event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of a type that inherits from ToolStripRenderer, such as a ToolStripSystemRenderer or ToolStripProfessionalRenderer. Then name the instance ToolStripRenderer1 and ensure that the event handler is associated with the ToolStripRenderer.RenderToolStripBackground event.


private void ToolStripRenderer1_RenderToolStripBackground(Object sender, ToolStripRenderEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "AffectedBounds", e.AffectedBounds );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "BackColor", e.BackColor );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Graphics", e.Graphics );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ToolStrip", e.ToolStrip );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ConnectedArea", e.ConnectedArea );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "RenderToolStripBackground Event" );
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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