ToolboxBitmapAttribute Class
 

Allows you to specify an icon to represent a control in a container, such as the Microsoft Visual Studio Form Designer.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.DrawingToolboxBitmapAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)]
public class ToolboxBitmapAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class)]
public ref class ToolboxBitmapAttribute : Attribute
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)>]
type ToolboxBitmapAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class)>
Public Class ToolboxBitmapAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod ToolboxBitmapAttribute

Initializes a new ToolboxBitmapAttribute object with an image from a specified file.

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToolboxBitmapAttribute

Initializes a new ToolboxBitmapAttribute object based on a 16 x 16 bitmap that is embedded as a resource in a specified assembly.

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToolboxBitmapAttribute

Initializes a new ToolboxBitmapAttribute object based on a 16 by 16 bitmap that is embedded as a resource in a specified assembly.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

Indicates whether the specified object is a ToolboxBitmapAttribute object and is identical to this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.(Overrides AttributeEquals.)

System_CAPS_protmethod Finalize

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Gets a hash code for this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.(Overrides AttributeGetHashCode.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetImage

Gets the small Image associated with this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetImage

Gets the small or large Image associated with this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetImage

Gets the small Image associated with this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetImage

Gets the small or large Image associated with this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetImage

Gets the small or large Image associated with this ToolboxBitmapAttribute object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static GetImageFromResource

Returns an Image object based on a bitmap resource that is embedded in an assembly.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsDefaultAttribute

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_protmethod MemberwiseClone

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Default

A ToolboxBitmapAttribute object that has its small image and its large image set to null.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

You can apply a ToolboxBitmapAttribute to a control so that containers, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Form Designer, can retrieve an icon that represents the control. The bitmap for the icon can be in a file by itself or embedded in the assembly that contains the control. The size of the bitmap that you embed in the control's assembly (or store in a separate file) should be 16 by 16. The GetImage method of a ToolboxBitmapAttribute object can return the small 16 by 16 image or a large 32 by 32 image that it creates by scaling the small image.

If you want to use different versions of your icons with different versions of your assembly, you do not have to modify the ToolboxBitmapAttribute for each version. Instead, you can declare the assembly with a BitmapSuffixInSameAssemblyAttribute or a BitmapSuffixInSatelliteAssemblyAttribute, and specify a configuration value for each assembly version. In this case, a file name indicated by a ToolboxBitmapAttribute is interpreted with the bitmap suffix appended.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ToolboxBitmapAttribute class to set stop.bmp as the toolbox icon for the StopSignControl. This example assumes the existence of a 16-by-16-pixel bitmap named stop.bmp at c:\.

[System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmap("c:\\stop.bmp")]
public class StopSignControl:
    System.Windows.Forms.UserControl

{
    internal System.Windows.Forms.Label Label1;
    internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Button1;

    public StopSignControl() : base()
    {        
        this.Label1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
        this.Button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();

        this.Label1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 12.0F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte) 0));

        this.Label1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        this.Label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 56);
        this.Label1.Name = "Label1";
        this.Label1.TabIndex = 0;
        this.Label1.Text = "Stop!";
        this.Label1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;

        this.Button1.Enabled = false;
        this.Button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(56, 88);
        this.Button1.Name = "Button1";
        this.Button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(40, 32);
        this.Button1.TabIndex = 1;
        this.Button1.Text = "stop";

        this.Controls.Add(this.Button1);
        this.Controls.Add(this.Label1);
        this.Name = "StopSignControl";

    }

    private void StopSignControl_MouseEnter(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {

        Label1.Text.ToUpper();
        Label1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(Label1.Font.FontFamily, 14.0F, 
	    System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);
        Button1.Enabled = true;
    }

    private void StopSignControl_MouseLeave(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {

        Label1.Text.ToLower();
        Label1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(Label1.Font.FontFamily, 12.0F, 
	    System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular);
        Button1.Enabled = false;
    }

}
<System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmap("c:\stop.bmp")> _
Public Class StopSignControl
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.UserControl

    Friend WithEvents Label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents Button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button

    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New()
        Me.Label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.Button1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button

        Me.Label1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", _
            12.0F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular, _
            System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, CType(0, Byte))

        Me.Label1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red
        Me.Label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 56)
        Me.Label1.Name = "Label1"
        Me.Label1.TabIndex = 0
        Me.Label1.Text = "Stop!"
        Me.Label1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter

        Me.Button1.Enabled = False
        Me.Button1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(56, 88)
        Me.Button1.Name = "Button1"
        Me.Button1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(40, 32)
        Me.Button1.TabIndex = 1
        Me.Button1.Text = "stop"

        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Button1)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Label1)
        Me.Name = "StopSignControl"

    End Sub

    Private Sub StopSignControl_MouseEnter(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseEnter

        Label1.Text.ToUpper()
        Label1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font(Label1.Font.FontFamily, _
            14.0F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold)
        Button1.Enabled = True
    End Sub

    Private Sub StopSignControl_MouseLeave(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseLeave

        Label1.Text.ToLower()
        Label1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font(Label1.Font.FontFamily, 12.0F, _
             System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular)
        Button1.Enabled = False
    End Sub

End Class
[ToolboxBitmap("c:\\stop.bmp")]
public ref class StopSignControl:
    public System::Windows::Forms::UserControl
{
private:
    Label^ label1;
private:
    Button^ button1;

public:
    StopSignControl() : UserControl()
    {
        this->label1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label();
        this->button1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Button();

        this->label1->Font = gcnew System::Drawing::Font(
            "Microsoft Sans Serif", 12.0F,
            System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular,
            System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, ((Byte) 0));

        this->label1->ForeColor = System::Drawing::Color::Red;
        this->label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point(24, 56);
        this->label1->Name = "Label1";
        this->label1->TabIndex = 0;
        this->label1->Text = "Stop!";
        this->label1->TextAlign =
            System::Drawing::ContentAlignment::MiddleCenter;

        this->button1->Enabled = false;
        this->button1->Location = System::Drawing::Point(56, 88);
        this->button1->Name = "Button1";
        this->button1->Size = System::Drawing::Size(40, 32);
        this->button1->TabIndex = 1;
        this->button1->Text = "stop";

        this->Controls->Add(this->button1);
        this->Controls->Add(this->label1);
        this->Name = "StopSignControl";

        this->MouseEnter +=
            gcnew EventHandler(this, 
                &StopSignControl::StopSignControl_MouseEnter);
        this->MouseLeave +=
            gcnew EventHandler(this, 
                &StopSignControl::StopSignControl_MouseLeave);

    }

private:
    void StopSignControl_MouseEnter(Object^ sender,
        EventArgs^ e)
    {

        label1->Text = label1->Text->ToUpper();
        label1->Font = gcnew System::Drawing::Font(label1->Font->FontFamily,
            14.0F, FontStyle::Bold);
        button1->Enabled = true;
    }

private:
    void StopSignControl_MouseLeave(Object^ sender,
        EventArgs^ e)
    {

        label1->Text = label1->Text->ToLower();
        label1->Font = gcnew System::Drawing::Font(label1->Font->FontFamily,
            12.0F, FontStyle::Regular);
        button1->Enabled = false;
    }

};
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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