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ToolBarAppearance Enumeration

Specifies the type of toolbar to display.

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

public enum ToolBarAppearance
public enum ToolBarAppearance
public enum ToolBarAppearance

 Member nameDescription
FlatThe toolbar and buttons appear flat, but the buttons change to three-dimensional as the mouse pointer moves over them. 
NormalThe toolbar and buttons appear as standard three-dimensional controls. 

This enumeration is used by members such as ToolBar.Appearance.

Set the Appearance property of the toolbar to ToolBarAppearance.Flat to give the toolbar and its buttons a flat appearance. As the mouse pointer moves over the buttons, their appearance changes to three-dimensional. Button separators appear as lines rather than spaces between the buttons when the toolbar has a flat appearance.

The following example creates a ToolBar control, sets some of its common properties, and adds it to a Form. Delegates are also added to the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events. This example assumes a ToolBar named toolBar1 and an ImageList named imageList1 have been declared.

private void AddToolBar()
   // Add a toolbar and set some of its properties.
   toolBar1 = new ToolBar();
   toolBar1.Appearance = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarAppearance.Flat;
   toolBar1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.None;
   toolBar1.ButtonSize = new System.Drawing.Size(24, 24);
   toolBar1.Divider = true;
   toolBar1.DropDownArrows = true;
   toolBar1.ImageList = this.imageList1;
   toolBar1.ShowToolTips = true;
   toolBar1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 25);
   toolBar1.TabIndex = 0;
   toolBar1.TextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarTextAlign.Right;
   toolBar1.Wrappable = false;
   // Add handlers for the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events.
   toolBar1.ButtonDropDown += 
     new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler(toolBar1_ButtonDropDown);
   toolBar1.ButtonClick += 
     new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler(toolBar1_ButtonClicked);

   // Add the toolbar to the form.

private void AddToolBar()
    // Add a toolbar and set some of its properties.
    toolBar1 = new ToolBar();
    toolBar1.set_ButtonSize(new System.Drawing.Size(24, 24));
    toolBar1.set_Size(new System.Drawing.Size(292, 25));
    // Add handlers for the ButtonClick and ButtonDropDown events.
    toolBar1.add_ButtonDropDown(new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler
    toolBar1.add_ButtonClick(new ToolBarButtonClickEventHandler
    // Add the toolbar to the form.
} //AddToolBar

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The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

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Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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