ToolStripItem.TextDirection Property


Gets the orientation of text used on a ToolStripItem.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual ToolStripTextDirection TextDirection { get; set; }

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, AutoSize, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

internal ToolStripButton changeDirectionButton;

private void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
          movingToolStrip = new ToolStrip();

	changeDirectionButton = new ToolStripButton();

	movingToolStrip.AutoSize = true;
	movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System;

	changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
	changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never;
	changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment";

private void changeDirectionButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

	ToolStripItem item = (ToolStripItem)sender;

	if (item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 || item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90)
		item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
		movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
		item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
		movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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