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How to: Set the Size of Status-Bar Panels

Note Note

The ToolStripStatusLabel control replaces and adds functionality to the StatusBar control; however, the StatusBar control is retained for both backward compatibility and future use, if you choose.

Each instance of the StatusBarPanel class within a StatusBar Control (Windows Forms) control has a number of dynamic properties that determine its width and resize behavior at run time.

To set the size of a panel

  • In a procedure, set the AutoSize, MinWidth, and Width properties (or any subset therein) for the status-bar panels using their index passed through the Panels property of the StatusBarPanel collection.

    public void SetStatusBarPanelSize()
       // Create panel and set text property.
       // Set properties of panels.
       statusBar1.Panels[0].AutoSize = StatusBarPanelAutoSize.Spring;
       statusBar1.Panels[0].Width = 200;
       statusBar1.ShowPanels = true;
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