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The WPF ToolBar control is used to display shortcut commands and place them conveniently anywhere within the application for better access. It supports multiple toolbars, an overflow style mechanism, custom orientation, and more.

Adding controls to the ToolBar

Supports various kinds of controls, such as label, text box, combo box, drop-down list, list, and so on. Users can order the commands based on their priority with ease.

Adding controls in WPF ToolBar control

Docking support in WPF ToolBar control

Docking support

Using docking option, end users can move the control around the form and dock to the top, bottom, or sides. Also, end users can restrict docking of the control at certain positions using predefined APIs.

Floating ToolBar

Floating option allows end users to move the control anywhere within the screen conveniently.

Floating Toolbar in WPF ToolBar control

Orientation support in WPF ToolBar control

Vertical ToolBar

The WPF ToolBar control has the ability to arrange the items vertically in the window.

Overflow style

When the chevron option is enabled, an overflow button appears on the toolbar allowing users to show or hide additional commands.

Runtime Support in WPF ToolBar control

Tooltip support in WPF ToolBar control


Supports displaying rich formatted and informative content about a toolbar item on tooltip while mouse hovering on it.

Custom style and themes

Built-in themes support in WPF ToolBar control

Built-in themes

The component is shipped with built-in themes like Office 2003, Office 2007, Visual Studio 2010, Blend, Transparent, and Metro.

Custom style in WPF ToolBar control

Custom style

Complete customization of the appearance of the control is possible programmatically.

Keyboard support

Allows accessing the toolbar items by defining shortcut and mnemonic keys for individual items. It is also capable of navigating between those items using keyboard.

Keyboard support in WPF ToolBar control

Localization support in WPF ToolBar control


Allows users to customize the text available in the user interface based on the locale culture.

Right-to-left (RTL)

Allows the text direction and layout of the control to be displayed from right to left (RTL).

RTL support in WPF ToolBar control

Path support for ToolBar

Icon template

Supports adding any type of image such as path data, font icons, etc. as a template in the ToolBar dropdown list items.

WPF ToolBar Code Example

Easily get started with the WPF ToolBar using a few simple lines of XAML, and C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our WPF ToolBar Example that shows you how to render and configure the ToolBar in WPF.

<syncfusion:ToolBarAdv Height="100" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="toolBarAdv1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="200" />
public partial class MainWindow : Window 
    public MainWindow() 
        ToolBarAdv tool = new ToolBarAdv(); 
        tool.Name = "toolBarAdv1"; 
        tool.Width = 100; 
        tool.Height = 50; 
        this.Content = tool; 


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion WPF ToolBar provides the following:

  • Multiple toolbars in a single window.
  • Docking and floating toolbars along with an overflow button.
  • Rich UI through built-in themes and appearance customization.
  • One of the best WPF ToolBar in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • Extensive demos, documentation to learn quickly and get started with WPF ToolBar.

You can find our WPF ToolBar demo on

GitHub location.

App center location.

Microsoft location.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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