ActionsPane.Orientation Property

Definition

Gets a value that indicates whether the placement of the actions pane is vertical or horizontal.

public System.Windows.Forms.Orientation Orientation { get; }

Property Value

Orientation

A value that indicates whether the placement of the actions pane is vertical or horizontal.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates an actions pane that automatically adjusts the alignment of its contents. When the user changes the orientation of the actions pane by moving the actions pane to a different part of the application window, or the user clicks on a Button control in the actions pane, the Orientation property is used to determine the new value of the StackOrder property. To run this code, call the InitActionsPane method from the ThisWorkbook_Startup event handler of a Microsoft Office Excel project.

private void InitActionsPane()
{
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Clear();
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Visible = true;
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.AutoRecover = true;
    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.OrientationChanged +=
        new EventHandler(ActionsPane_OrientationChanged);
    ResetStackOrder();

    // Create the button that will update the stack order.
    Button button1 = new Button();
    button1.Text = "Change stack order";
    button1.Click += new EventHandler(button1_Click);

    // Create two more buttons that do nothing.
    Button button2 = new Button();
    button2.Text = "Button 2";
    Button button3 = new Button();
    button3.Text = "Button 3";

    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Controls.AddRange(
        new Control[] { button1, button2, button3 });
}

// Switch the stack order according to the current orientation.
void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Horizontal)
    {
        if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder == 
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft)
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight;
        }
        else
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop)
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom;
        }
        else
        {
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop;
        }
    }
}

void ActionsPane_OrientationChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ResetStackOrder();
}

// Readjust the stack order so that it matches the current orientation.
void ResetStackOrder()
{
    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Horizontal &&
       (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder == 
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop ||
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom))
    {
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft;
    }

    if (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation == 
        Orientation.Vertical &&
       (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft ||
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder ==
           Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight))
    {
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder =
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop;
    }
}
Private Sub InitActionsPane()
    With Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane
        .Clear()
        .Visible = True
        .AutoRecover = True
    End With

    AddHandler Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.OrientationChanged, _
        AddressOf ActionsPane_OrientationChanged
    ResetStackOrder()

    ' Create the button that will update the stack order.
    Dim button1 As New Button()
    button1.Text = "Change stack order"
    AddHandler button1.Click, AddressOf button1_Click

    ' Create two more buttons that do nothing.
    Dim button2 As New Button()
    button2.Text = "Button 2"
    Dim button3 As New Button()
    button3.Text = "Button 3"

    Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Controls.AddRange(New Control() _
        {button1, button2, button3})
End Sub

' Switch the stack order according to the current orientation.
Private Sub button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

    If Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation = _
        Orientation.Horizontal Then

        If Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft Then
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight
        Else
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft
        End If
    Else
        If Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop Then
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom
        Else
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub ActionsPane_OrientationChanged(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs)
    ResetStackOrder()
End Sub

' Readjust the stack order so that it matches the current orientation.
Sub ResetStackOrder()
    If Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation = _
        Orientation.Horizontal Then

        If (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop Or _
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromBottom) Then
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft
        End If
    End If

    If Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.Orientation = _
        Orientation.Vertical Then

        If (Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromLeft Or _
        Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromRight) Then
            Globals.ThisWorkbook.ActionsPane.StackOrder = _
                Microsoft.Office.Tools.StackStyle.FromTop
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

If the actions pane is floating, or is docked to the left or right, the Orientation is vertical. If the actions pane is docked to the bottom or the top, the Orientation is horizontal.

Applies to