ToolStrip.AutoSize Property

 

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is automatically resized to display its entire contents.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(True)>
Public Overrides Property AutoSize As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the control adjusts its width to closely fit its contents; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If you set AutoSize to false and the ToolStrip is embedded in a ToolStripContainer panel, the bounds of the ToolStrip are not translated when you move the ToolStrip to a different panel of the ToolStripContainer. To translate the bounds properly, synchronize the LayoutStyleChanged event, check the value of the Orientation property, and resize the ToolStrip.

The Image, ImageAlign, ImageIndex, ImageKey, and ImageScaling properties pertain to various aspects of image handling. Use images in ToolStrip controls by setting these properties directly or by setting the run-time–only ImageList property.

Image scaling is determined by the interaction of properties in both ToolStrip and ToolStripItem, as follows:

The following code example demonstrates the syntax for setting common ToolStrip properties, including the AutoSize property.

' This is an example of some common ToolStrip property settings.
' 
toolStrip1.AllowDrop = False
toolStrip1.AllowItemReorder = True
toolStrip1.AllowMerge = False
toolStrip1.Anchor = CType(System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top Or System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Left Or System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right, System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles)
toolStrip1.AutoSize = False
toolStrip1.CanOverflow = False
toolStrip1.Cursor = Cursors.Cross
toolStrip1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.None
toolStrip1.DefaultDropDownDirection = ToolStripDropDownDirection.BelowRight
toolStrip1.GripMargin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3)
toolStrip1.ImageScalingSize = New System.Drawing.Size(20, 20)
toolStrip1.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {toolStripButton1})
toolStrip1.LayoutStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripLayoutStyle.HorizontalStackWithOverflow
toolStrip1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
toolStrip1.Margin = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(1)
toolStrip1.Name = "toolStrip1"
toolStrip1.Padding = New System.Windows.Forms.Padding(0, 0, 2, 0)
toolStrip1.RenderMode = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripRenderMode.System
toolStrip1.ShowItemToolTips = False
toolStrip1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(109, 273)
toolStrip1.Stretch = True
toolStrip1.TabIndex = 0
toolStrip1.TabStop = True
toolStrip1.Text = "toolStrip1"
toolStrip1.TextDirection = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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