Command Bars

A command bar is a menu bar or toolbar; from an object model perspective, these are represented by CommandBar objects. Because menu bars and toolbars are hosted within a window, you reference specific CommandBar objects via the Window object, through the Window.CommandBars property. In turn, every CommandBar plays host to controls such as buttons and drop-downs. Figure 13.5 shows the Solution Explorer tool window with its command bar highlighted.

Figure 13.5 The Solution Explorer’s command bar.

image

Note that there are six buttons hosted on the command bar.

Note

Unlike the Windows collection, which holds only an instance of each open ...

Get Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.