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ToolStripButton Class

Represents a selectable ToolStripItem that can contain text and images.

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

public class ToolStripButton : ToolStripItem
public class ToolStripButton extends ToolStripItem
public class ToolStripButton extends ToolStripItem
Not applicable.

Use ToolStripButton to create a toolbar button that supports both text and images. Use the ToolStripItem.ImageAlign and ToolStripItem.TextAlign properties to get or set the positioning of ToolStripButton images and text.

You can display a ToolStripButton with various border styles, and you can use it to represent and activate operational states. You can also define it to have the focus by default.

Although ToolStripButton replaces and extends the ToolBarButton control of previous versions, ToolBarButton is retained for both backward compatibility and future use.

The following code example shows two ToolStripButton controls with both image and text on a ToolStrip. Clicking the NewToolStripButton displays a message box.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication11
	public class Form1 : Form
		private ToolStripButton toolStripButton1;
		private ToolStripButton toolStripButton2;
		private ToolStrip toolStrip1;
		public Form1()
		static void Main()
			Application.Run(new Form1());

		private void InitializeComponent()
			this.toolStrip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip();
			this.toolStripButton1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
			this.toolStripButton2 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton();
			// toolStrip1
			this.toolStrip1.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
			this.toolStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
			this.toolStrip1.Name = "toolStrip1";
			this.toolStrip1.TabIndex = 0;
			this.toolStrip1.Text = "toolStrip1";
			// toolStripButton1
			this.toolStripButton1.Image = Bitmap.FromFile("c:\\NewItem.bmp");
			this.toolStripButton1.DisplayStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText;
			this.toolStripButton1.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
			this.toolStripButton1.Name = "toolStripButton1";
			this.toolStripButton1.Text = "&New";
			this.toolStripButton1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleRight;
			this.toolStripButton1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.toolStripButton1_Click);
			// toolStripButton2
			this.toolStripButton2.Image = Bitmap.FromFile("c:\\OpenItem.bmp");
			this.toolStripButton2.DisplayStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText;
			this.toolStripButton2.Name = "toolStripButton2";
			this.toolStripButton2.Text = "&Open";
			this.toolStripButton2.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.toolStripButton2_Click);
			// Form1
			this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 273);
			this.Name = "Form1";


		private void toolStripButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
			MessageBox.Show("You have mail.");

		private void toolStripButton2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
			// Add the response to the Click event here.


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 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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