StatusBar.PanelClick Event


Occurs when a StatusBarPanel object on a StatusBar control is clicked.

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

Public Event PanelClick As StatusBarPanelClickEventHandler

You can use this event to perform tasks when a panel within a StatusBar control is clicked. The data provided to the event through the StatusBarPanelClickEventArgs passed as a parameter to the event handler enables you to determine the StatusBarPanel that was clicked by the user in order to perform tasks on the selected panel.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SizingGrip, StatusBarPanel.Alignment, StatusBarPanel.Width, StatusBarPanel.AutoSize, and StatusBarPanel.BorderStyle members and how to handle the PanelClick event.

To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeStatusBarPanels method in the form's constructor or Load method.

Friend WithEvents statusBar1 As System.Windows.Forms.StatusBar

Private Sub InitializeStatusBarPanels()

    ' Create a StatusBar control.
    statusBar1 = New StatusBar

    ' Dock the status bar at the top of the form. 
    statusBar1.Dock = DockStyle.Top

    ' Set the SizingGrip property to false so the user cannot 
    ' resize the status bar.
    statusBar1.SizingGrip = False

    ' Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in statusBar1.
    Dim panel1 As New StatusBarPanel
    Dim panel2 As New StatusBarPanel

    ' Set the width of panel2 explicitly and set
    ' panel1 to fill in the remaining space.
    panel2.Width = 80
    panel1.AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring

    ' Set the text alignment within each panel.
    panel1.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left
    panel2.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Right

    ' Display the first panel without a border and the second
    ' with a raised border.
    panel1.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.None
    panel2.BorderStyle = StatusBarPanelBorderStyle.Raised

    ' Set the text of the panels. The panel1 object is reserved
    ' for line numbers, while panel2 is set to the current time.
    panel1.Text = "Reserved for important information."
    panel2.Text = System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString

    ' Set a tooltip for panel2
    panel2.ToolTipText = "Click time to display seconds"

    ' Display panels in statusBar1 and add them to the
    ' status bar's StatusBarPanelCollection.
    statusBar1.ShowPanels = True

    ' Add the StatusBar to the form.
End Sub

' If the user clicks the status bar, check the text of the 
' StatusBarPanel.  If the text equals a short time string,
' change it to long time display.
Private Sub statusBar1_PanelClick(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As StatusBarPanelClickEventArgs) _
        Handles statusBar1.PanelClick
    If (e.StatusBarPanel.Text = _
        System.DateTime.Now.ToShortTimeString) Then
        e.StatusBarPanel.Text = System.DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString
    End If
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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