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Chapter 26. Using ActiveX Controls > The StatusBar Control

The StatusBar Control

You can use the StatusBar control to quickly and easily add professional-looking status bars to your forms, as shown in the frmCalendar form in Figure 26.12. The StatusBar in the figure has six panels; the first two have been configured to display the current date and time, and the last three display the status of the Caps, Num, and Ins keys.

Properties can be set for the StatusBar control as a whole or for the individual panels. (See Figure 26.13.) The Style property specifies whether you want the status bar to include multiple panels or only a single panel. The SimpleText property is used only for single-panel status bars; it specifies the text in the panel. Finally, the MousePointer property lets you select the type of mouse pointer that appears when it's placed over the StatusBar control.


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