ToolStripItem.TextDirection Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the orientation of text used on a ToolStripItem.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public virtual ToolStripTextDirection TextDirection { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ToolStripTextDirection get_TextDirection ()

/** @property */
public void set_TextDirection (ToolStripTextDirection value)

public function get TextDirection () : ToolStripTextDirection

public function set TextDirection (value : ToolStripTextDirection)

Property Value

One of the ToolStripTextDirection values.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, AutoSize, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

internal ToolStripButton changeDirectionButton;

private void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
{
    movingToolStrip = new ToolStrip();

    changeDirectionButton = new ToolStripButton();

    movingToolStrip.AutoSize = true;
    movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System;

    changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
    changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never;
    changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment";
        movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton);
}


public void changeDirectionButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    ToolStripItem item = (ToolStripItem)sender;

    if (item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 || item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90)
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
    }
    else
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
    }

}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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