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StatusBar Class

Updated: February 2009

Represents a control that displays items and information in a horizontal bar in an application window.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls.Primitives
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

[StyleTypedPropertyAttribute(Property = "ItemContainerStyle", StyleTargetType = typeof(StatusBarItem))]
public class StatusBar : ItemsControl

Content Model: StatusBar is a ItemsControl. Its content properties are Items and ItemsSource. For more information on the content model for StatusBar, see Controls Content Model Overview.

A StatusBar is a bar that typically displays a horizontal row of images and status information. You can divide the items in a StatusBar into groups that contain related items, by using Separator controls. The items in a StatusBar can display text, graphics, or other complex content. Items in a StatusBar are defined as StatusBarItem objects.

Events that are defined on a StatusBarItem are raised when the user clicks the item in the StatusBar.

The StatusBar does not receive keyboard focus.

The following illustration shows an example of a StatusBar.

Status Bar

Status bar

Dependency properties for this control might be set by the control’s default style. If a property is set by a default style, the property might change from its default value when the control appears in the application. The default style is determined by which desktop theme is used when the application is running. For more information, see Themes.

The following example creates a StatusBar.

<StatusBar Name="sbar" 
           VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Background="Beige" >

    <TextBlock>Downloading File</TextBlock>
    <ProgressBar Width="100" Height="20"
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="ProgressBar.Loaded">
                From="0" To="100" Duration="0:0:5"  />
  <StatusBarItem HorizontalAlignment="Right">
    <Image Source="images\help.bmp" Width="16" Height="16"/>


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 Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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




February 2009

Described how default styles change dependency properties.

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