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StatusBarPanelBorderStyle Enumeration

Specifies the appearance of the border for a StatusBarPanel on a StatusBar control.

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

public enum StatusBarPanelBorderStyle

Member nameDescription
NoneNo border is displayed.
RaisedThe StatusBarPanel is displayed with a three-dimensional raised border.
SunkenThe StatusBarPanel is displayed with a three-dimensional sunken border.

This enumeration is used by the BorderStyle property of the StatusBarPanel class. The BorderStyle property enables you to specify the style of border to display on a StatusBarPanel within a StatusBar.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the StatusBarPanelBorderStyle enumeration 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 event-handling method.

	internal System.Windows.Forms.StatusBar statusBar1;

	private void 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;

		// Associate the event-handling method with the 
		// PanelClick event.
		statusBar1.PanelClick += 
			new StatusBarPanelClickEventHandler(statusBar1_PanelClick);

		// Create two StatusBarPanel objects to display in statusBar1.
		StatusBarPanel panel1 = new StatusBarPanel();
		StatusBarPanel panel2 = 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.

	// 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 void statusBar1_PanelClick(object sender, 
		StatusBarPanelClickEventArgs e)
		if (e.StatusBarPanel.Text == 
			e.StatusBarPanel.Text = 

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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