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ToolStripStatusLabel Class

Represents a panel in a StatusStrip control.

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

public class ToolStripStatusLabel : ToolStripLabel

ToolStripStatusLabel is a version of ToolStripLabel designed specifically for use in StatusStrip. The special features include BorderStyle, BorderSides, and Spring.

A ToolStripStatusLabel can contain text or an icon that reflects the status of an application. Use the ToolStripItemCollection class to find, add, or remove ToolStripStatusLabel objects.

Although ToolStripStatusLabel replaces and adds functionality to the StatusBarPanel control of previous versions, StatusBarPanel is retained for both backward compatibility and future use if you choose.

The following code example demonstrates a ToolStripStatusLabel with various common properties set.

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication5
    public class Form1 : Form
        private StatusStrip statusStrip1;
        private ToolStripStatusLabel toolStripStatusLabel1;

        public Form1()
        static void Main()
            Application.Run(new Form1());

        private void InitializeComponent()
            statusStrip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.StatusStrip();
            toolStripStatusLabel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabel();
            // statusStrip1 
            statusStrip1.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            statusStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 248);
            statusStrip1.Name = "statusStrip1";
            statusStrip1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 25);
            statusStrip1.TabIndex = 0;
            statusStrip1.Text = "statusStrip1";

            toolStripStatusLabel1.BorderSides = ((System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabelBorderSides)((((System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabelBorderSides.Left | System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabelBorderSides.Top)
                        | System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabelBorderSides.Right)
                        | System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripStatusLabelBorderSides.Bottom)));
            toolStripStatusLabel1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.Border3DStyle.Raised;
            toolStripStatusLabel1.IsLink = true;
            toolStripStatusLabel1.Name = "toolStripStatusLabel1";
            toolStripStatusLabel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(246, 20);
            toolStripStatusLabel1.Spring = true;
            toolStripStatusLabel1.Text = "toolStripStatusLabel1";
            toolStripStatusLabel1.Alignment = ToolStripItemAlignment.Left;
            // Form1 
            ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 273);
            Name = "Form1";


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0