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ToolStrip.RenderMode Property

Gets or sets the painting styles to be applied to the ToolStrip.

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

Public Property RenderMode As ToolStripRenderMode
Dim instance As ToolStrip
Dim value As ToolStripRenderMode

value = instance.RenderMode

instance.RenderMode = value
/** @property */
public ToolStripRenderMode get_RenderMode ()

/** @property */
public void set_RenderMode (ToolStripRenderMode value)

public function get RenderMode () : ToolStripRenderMode

public function set RenderMode (value : ToolStripRenderMode)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ToolStripRenderMode values. The default is ManagerRenderMode.

Exception typeCondition


The value being set is not one of the ToolStripRenderMode values.


ToolStripRenderMode is set to Custom without the Renderer property being assigned to a new instance of ToolStripRenderer.

Use the RenderMode property to get or set ToolStrip painting styles.

The following code example demonstrates the syntax for setting common ToolStrip properties, including the RenderMode 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

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0