ToolStripManager Class

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

Controls ToolStrip rendering and rafting, and the merging of MenuStrip, ToolStripDropDownMenu, and ToolStripMenuItem objects. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class ToolStripManager
public final class ToolStripManager
public final class ToolStripManager

Use the ToolStripManager class to control the arrangement, painting, and display style of ToolStrip. The overloaded Merge method combines ToolStrip controls with each other, and the overloaded RevertMerge method undoes a merge operation.

Use the ToolStripRenderer class with the ToolStripManager class to gain even more control and customizability over painting and layout style.

The following code example demonstrates a call to ToolStripManager and some of its members.

toolStrip1.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;
ToolStripManager.Renderer = new RedTextRenderer();


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

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