ToolStripItem.AutoSize Property

 

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item is automatically sized.

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

Public Property AutoSize As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the ToolStripItem is automatically sized; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Set the AutoSize property to true to cause the ToolStripItem to adjust either its height or width, depending on the orientation of the ToolStrip, to ensure that the ToolStripItem uses only the required amount of space.

A ToolStripItem has a minimum size if the AutoSize property is true. Set the AutoSize property to false if you want a ToolStripItem to be smaller than the system-defined minimum size or to have a ToolStripItem size of zero.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, AutoSize, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

Friend WithEvents changeDirectionButton As ToolStripButton

Private Sub InitializeMovingToolStrip()
    changeDirectionButton = New ToolStripButton()

    movingToolStrip.AutoSize = True
    movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System

    changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
    changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never
    changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment"
    movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton)
End Sub


Public Sub changeDirectionButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles changeDirectionButton.Click

    Dim item As ToolStripItem = CType(sender, ToolStripItem)

    If item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 _
        OrElse item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90 Then

        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Else
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left
    End If

End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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