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ToolStripManager.FindToolStrip Method

Finds the specified ToolStrip or a type derived from ToolStrip.

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

[UIPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Window = UIPermissionWindow.AllWindows)]
public static ToolStrip FindToolStrip(
	string toolStripName
)

Parameters

toolStripName
Type: System.String
A string specifying the name of the ToolStrip or derived ToolStrip type to find.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip
The ToolStrip or one of its derived types as specified by the toolStripName parameter, or null if the ToolStrip is not found.

Use the FindToolStrip method to search for a ToolStrip or an object derived from ToolStrip. Derived types of ToolStrip are StatusStrip, MenuStrip, ToolStripDropDown, ToolStripDropDownMenu, and ContextMenuStrip. If the object of the search is not specifically a ToolStrip but one of these derived types, cast the return type as required.

The following code example demonstrates a use of the FindToolStrip method. This example is part of a larger example provided for the Renderer property.


// This event handler is invoked when 
// the "Apply Renderers" button is clicked.
// Depending on the value selected in a ComboBox control,
// it applies a custom renderer selectively to
// individual MenuStrip or ToolStrip controls,
// or it applies a custom renderer to the 
// application as a whole.
void applyButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ToolStrip ms = ToolStripManager.FindToolStrip("MenuStrip");
    ToolStrip ts = ToolStripManager.FindToolStrip("ToolStrip");

    if (targetComboBox.SelectedItem != null)
    {
        switch (targetComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString())
        {
            case "Reset":
            {
                ms.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;
                ts.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;

                // Set the default RenderMode to Professional.
                ToolStripManager.RenderMode = ToolStripManagerRenderMode.Professional;

                break;
            }

            case "All":
            {
                ms.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;
                ts.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;

                // Assign the custom renderer at the application level.
                ToolStripManager.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }

            case "MenuStrip":
            {
                // Assign the custom renderer to the MenuStrip control only.
                ms.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }

            case "ToolStrip":
            {
                // Assign the custom renderer to the ToolStrip control only.
                ts.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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