RenderMode Property

ToolStrip.RenderMode Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates which visual styles will be applied to the ToolStrip.

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

Public Property RenderMode As ToolStripRenderMode

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripRenderMode

A value that indicates the visual style to apply. The default is ManagerRenderMode.

Exception Condition

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 this property to indicate which set of visual styles the ToolStrip will use. You can use this property to specify a professional rendering style, a default system rendering style, or a style managed by the Renderer property value.

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

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