ToolBar Control (Windows Forms)
The ToolStrip control replaces and adds functionality to the ToolBar control; however, the ToolBar control is retained for both backward compatibility and future use, if you choose.
The Windows Forms ToolBar control is used on forms as a control bar that displays a row of drop-down menus and bitmapped buttons that activate commands. Thus, clicking a toolbar button is equivalent to choosing a menu command. The buttons can be configured to appear and behave as push buttons, drop-down menus, or separators. Typically, a toolbar contains buttons and menus that correspond to items in an application's menu structure, providing quick access to an application's most frequently used functions and commands.
In This Section
- ToolBar Control Overview (Windows Forms)
Introduces the general concepts of the ToolBar control, which allows you to design custom toolbars that your users can work with.
- How to: Add Buttons to a ToolBar Control
Describes how to add buttons to a ToolBar control.
- How to: Define an Icon for a ToolBar Button
Describes how to display icons within a ToolBar control's buttons.
- How to: Trigger Menu Events for Toolbar Buttons
Gives directions on writing code to interpret which button the user clicks in a ToolBar control.
- ToolBar class
Provides reference information on the class and its members.