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ToolBar Class

Updated: February 2009

Provides a container for a group of commands or controls.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

[TemplatePartAttribute(Name = "PART_ToolBarPanel", Type = typeof(ToolBarPanel))]
[TemplatePartAttribute(Name = "PART_ToolBarOverflowPanel", Type = typeof(ToolBarOverflowPanel))]
public class ToolBar : HeaderedItemsControl

ToolBar controls provide an overflow mechanism that places items that do not fit on the ToolBar into an overflow area. Only toolbar elements within a parent ToolBarTray can be moved or resized by the user.

Content Model: ToolBar is a HeaderedItemsControl. Its content properties are Items and ItemsSource, and its header property is Header. For more information on the content model for ToolBar, see Controls Content Model Overview.

Dependency properties for this control might be set by the control’s default style. If a property is set by a default style, the property might change from its default value when the control appears in the application. The default style is determined by which desktop theme is used when the application is running. For more information, see Themes.

The following example shows how to create a ToolBar inside a ToolBarTray.

<ToolBarTray Background="White">
  <ToolBar Band="1" BandIndex="1">
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\new.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\open.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\save.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\cut.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\copy.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\paste.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\print.bmp" />
      <Image Source="toolbargraphics\preview.bmp" />


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0




February 2009

Described how default styles change dependency properties.

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