ToolStripRenderEventArgs.ConnectedArea Property

Gets the Rectangle representing the overlap area between a ToolStripDropDown and its ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public Rectangle ConnectedArea { get; }
/** @property */
public Rectangle get_ConnectedArea ()

public function get ConnectedArea () : Rectangle

Not applicable.

Property Value

The Rectangle representing the overlap area between a ToolStripDropDown and its ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem.

If the ToolStrip is not a ToolStripDropDown or the ToolStripDropDown.OwnerItem is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the ConnectedArea property returns an empty Rectangle.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the ToolStripRenderer.RenderToolStripBackground event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of a type that inherits from ToolStripRenderer, such as a ToolStripSystemRenderer or ToolStripProfessionalRenderer. Then name the instance ToolStripRenderer1 and ensure that the event handler is associated with the ToolStripRenderer.RenderToolStripBackground event.

private void ToolStripRenderer1_RenderToolStripBackground(Object sender, ToolStripRenderEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "AffectedBounds", e.AffectedBounds );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "BackColor", e.BackColor );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Graphics", e.Graphics );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ToolStrip", e.ToolStrip );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ConnectedArea", e.ConnectedArea );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "RenderToolStripBackground Event" );
}

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

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