ActionsPane.Orientation Property

 

Gets a value that indicates whether the placement of the actions pane is vertical or horizontal.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Office.Tools
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common.dll)

Orientation Orientation { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Orientation

A value that indicates whether the placement of the actions pane is vertical or horizontal.

If the actions pane is floating, or is docked to the left or right, the Orientation is vertical. If the actions pane is docked to the bottom or the top, the Orientation is horizontal.

The following code example demonstrates an actions pane that automatically adjusts the alignment of its contents. When the user changes the orientation of the actions pane by moving the actions pane to a different part of the application window, or the user clicks on a Button control in the actions pane, the Orientation property is used to determine the new value of the StackOrder property. To run this code, call the InitActionsPane method from the ThisWorkbook_Startup event handler of a Microsoft Office Excel project.

private void InitActionsPane()
{
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Clear();
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Visible = true;
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.AutoRecover = true;
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.OrientationChanged +=
        new EventHandler(ActionsPane_OrientationChanged);
    ResetStackOrder();

    // Create the button that will update the stack order.
    Button button1 = new Button();
    button1.Text = "Change stack order";
    button1.Click += new EventHandler(button1_Click);

    // Create two more buttons that do nothing.
    Button button2 = new Button();
    button2.Text = "Button 2";
    Button button3 = new Button();
    button3.Text = "Button 3";

    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Controls.AddRange(
        new Control[] { button1, button2, button3 });
}

// Switch the stack order according to the current orientation.
void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Horizontal)
    {
        if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder == 
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft)
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight;
        }
        else
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop)
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom;
        }
        else
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop;
        }
    }
}

void ActionsPane_OrientationChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ResetStackOrder();
}

// Readjust the stack order so that it matches the current orientation.
void ResetStackOrder()
{
    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Horizontal &&
       (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder == 
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop ||
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom))
    {
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft;
    }

    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Vertical &&
       (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft ||
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight))
    {
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop;
    }
}
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