Toolbars and Status Bars

Toolbars and status bars are two staples of the Windows world. Both are specialized containers that hold a collection of items. Traditionally, a toolbar holds buttons, and a status bar consists primarily of text and other noninteractive indicators (like a progress bar). However, both toolbars and status bars are used with a variety of different controls.

In Windows Forms, toolbars and status bars have their own content model. Although it's still possible to place arbitrary controls inside a toolbar and status bar using a wrapper, the process isn't seamless. Thanks to the new content model in WPF, this situation has improved dramatically. The WPF ToolBar and StatusBar classes support all WPF elements, giving you unparalleled ...

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