ToolStripSeparator Class

Represents a line used to group items of a ToolStrip or the drop-down items of a MenuStrip or ContextMenuStrip or other ToolStripDropDown control.

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

public class ToolStripSeparator : ToolStripItem
public class ToolStripSeparator extends ToolStripItem
public class ToolStripSeparator extends ToolStripItem
Not applicable.

Use a ToolStripSeparator to group related items on a menu or ToolStrip. The ToolStripSeparator is automatically spaced and oriented horizontally or vertically to accord with its container.

You can add a ToolStripSeparator at design time by choosing it from a drop-down list. However, you can also automatically create a ToolStripSeparator by typing a hyphen (-) in either the designer template node or in the Add method.


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 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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