Getting Started with Windows Forms Status Bar (StatusBarAdv)

6 Oct 20226 minutes to read

This section will give a step-by-step procedure to design a StatusBarAdv control through designer and also through programming approach.

Through designer

To create a StatusBarAdv control through designer,

  1. Drag and drop a StatusBarAdv control from the toolbox onto the form.

    Create Status Bar Through designer

  2. Set the desired background for the StatusBarAdv control by setting the desired values for properties that control the background in the properties window.
  3. Drag and drop controls onto the StatusBarAdv control. Add the StatusBarAdvPanel control to it. Set the PanelType property to the desired value, for all the StatusBarAdvPanel controls.
  4. Build and run the application.

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Through code

To create a StatusBarAdv control programmatically,

  1. Open a new Visual C# or VB.NET application in Visual Studio .NET.
  2. Add the Syncfusion.Shared.Base and Syncfusion.Tools.Windows assemblies to your application.
  3. Declare the StatusBarAdv and StatusBarAdvPanel controls.

private Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdv statusBarAdv1;
   private Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel statusBarAdvPanel1;
   private Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel statusBarAdvPanel2;
   private Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel statusBarAdvPanel3;
Private statusBarAdv1 As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdv
   Private statusBarAdvPanel1 As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel
   Private statusBarAdvPanel2 As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel
   Private statusBarAdvPanel3 As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel
  1. Initialize the controls.

    this.statusBarAdv1 = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdv();
    this.statusBarAdvPanel1 = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel();
    this.statusBarAdvPanel2 = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel();
    this.statusBarAdvPanel3 = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel();
    Me.statusBarAdv1 = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdv() 
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel1 = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel() 
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel2 = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel() 
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel3 = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanel()
  2. Set the properties to customize the control’s appearance, and add the control to the form.

    this.statusBarAdv1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightSteelBlue;
    this.statusBarAdv1.BorderColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
    this.statusBarAdv1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Bottom;
    this.statusBarAdv1.Name = "statusBarAdv1";
       
    this.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(this.statusBarAdvPanel1);
    this.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(this.statusBarAdvPanel2);
    this.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(this.statusBarAdvPanel3);
       
    this.statusBarAdvPanel1.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.CurrentCulture;
    this.statusBarAdvPanel2.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.ShortDate;
    this.statusBarAdvPanel3.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.ShortTime;
       
    this.statusBarAdvPanel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 27);
    this.statusBarAdvPanel2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 27);
    this.statusBarAdvPanel3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 27);
    this.Controls.Add(this.statusBarAdv1);
    Me.statusBarAdv1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightSteelBlue
    Me.statusBarAdv1.BorderColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black
    Me.statusBarAdv1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Bottom
    Me.statusBarAdv1.Name = "statusBarAdv1"
       
    Me.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(Me.statusBarAdvPanel1)
    Me.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(Me.statusBarAdvPanel2)
    Me.statusBarAdv1.Controls.Add(Me.statusBarAdvPanel3)
       
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel1.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.CurrentCulture
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel2.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.ShortDate
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel3.PanelType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.StatusBarAdvPanelType.ShortTime
       
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(100, 27)
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(100, 27)
    Me.statusBarAdvPanel3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(100, 27)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.statusBarAdv1)
  3. Run the application. You will see the StatusBarAdv control docked to the bottom of the form. By default it will be docked to ‘Bottom’.

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