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ToolStripSplitButton does not close drop-down list when the arrow is clicked

Posted on 2016-09-15
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Hi experts
I wonder how I could get a ToolStripSplitButton to behave the same as a Combobox when the arrow is clicked.

With a Combobox, click the arrow will open its drop-down list. Click it again will close the drop-down list.
With a ToolStripSplitButton. click the arrow will open its drop-down list (which is expected), but clicking the arrow again, the ToolStripSplitButton doesn't close the drop-down list (as in a combobox).

I am using VS2008, Winform, C#.

Thanks in advance
Dominic
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anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
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I believe this control was created with this behavior for a reason. And myself I don't like to change behavior for standard controls. However, you may try the following code. Honestly, not sure how robust it is :).

You may need to add event handlers to your project...

namespace ToolStripTest
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {

        private bool isClickedToOpen = false;
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void toolStripSplitButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (isClickedToOpen)
            {
                toolStripSplitButton1.HideDropDown();
            }

            isClickedToOpen  = !isClickedToOpen ;
            System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Click");
        }

        private void toolStripSplitButton1_DropDownItemClicked(object sender, ToolStripItemClickedEventArgs e)
        {
            isClickedToOpen = !isClickedToOpen;
        }

        private void toolStripSplitButton1_ButtonClick(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            isClickedToOpen = false;
            System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("ButtonClick");
        }
    }
}[/code]
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by:dominicwong
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Thanks anarki_jimbel.
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