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Posted 9 Sep 2008

Pretty IE Toolbar in C#

, 9 Sep 2008
The article describes the work principles and ways of use of IEToolbarEngine. This is a toolbar for Internet Explorer, which has a reusable architecture.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;

namespace IEToolbarEngine
    internal class LinkListItem: BaseToolbarItem

        /// <summary>
        /// Constructor
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="engine">Toolbar engine</param>
        internal LinkListItem(IEToolbarEngine engine, 
            string caption,  
            string hint, 
            KeyValuePair<string, string>[] links, System.Drawing.Image img)
            : base(engine, img)
            this.Create(caption, hint, links);   

        public override ToolbarItemType TypeID
            get { return ToolbarItemType.LinkList; }

        public void Create (string buttonText,
            string buttonTooltip,            
            KeyValuePair<string,string> [] links)

            this.linkListButton = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripSplitButton ();

            this.linkListButton.Image = this.Image;            
            this.linkListButton.ImageAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            this.linkListButton.ImageScaling = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;
            this.linkListButton.Text = buttonText;
            this.linkListButton.ToolTipText = buttonTooltip;

            this.linkListButton.ButtonClick += new EventHandler (linkListButton_Click);

            foreach (KeyValuePair <string,string> link in links)
                if (string.IsNullOrEmpty (link.Key))
                    this.linkListButton.DropDownItems.Add (new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripSeparator ());
                    System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem menuItem = this.linkListButton.DropDownItems.Add (link.Key);
                    menuItem.Tag = link.Value;                    
                    menuItem.Click += new EventHandler (menuItem_Click);

            items.Add (this.linkListButton);
            engine.Toolbar.Items.AddRange (this.items.ToArray ());

        void linkListButton_Click (object sender, EventArgs e)
            this.linkListButton.DropDown.Visible = true;

        void menuItem_Click (object sender, EventArgs e)
            System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem menuItem = sender as System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem;
            this.engine.SmartNavigate (menuItem.Tag.ToString ());

        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripSplitButton linkListButton; 

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About the Author

Alexandr Golovanov
Web Developer
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Alexandr Golovanov is a .NET developer at KB_Soft Group, an offshore software development company located in Russia, Novosibirsk. Here he has worked
on various .NET projects.

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