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StatusStrip Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Represents a Windows status bar control.

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

public ref class StatusStrip : public ToolStrip
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) */ 
public class StatusStrip extends ToolStrip
public class StatusStrip extends ToolStrip

Although StatusStrip replaces and extends the StatusBar control of previous versions, StatusBar is retained for both backward compatibility and future use if you choose.

A StatusStrip control displays information about an object being viewed on a Form, the object's components, or contextual information that relates to that object's operation within your application. Typically, a StatusStrip control consists of ToolStripStatusLabel objects, each of which displays text, an icon, or both. The StatusStrip can also contain ToolStripDropDownButton, ToolStripSplitButton, and ToolStripProgressBar controls.

The default StatusStrip has no panels. To add panels to a StatusStrip, use the ToolStripItemCollection.AddRange method, or use the StatusStrip Items Collection Editor at design time to add, remove, or reorder items and modify properties. Use the StatusStrip Tasks Dialog Box at design time to run common commands.

The following code example demonstrates a StatusStrip with various common properties set.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.


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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0