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Default Custom ToolStrip

Hello,

For custom toolstrip items, I want to create a custom one. Can custom toolstrips be user controls? Will the toolstrip accept user controls as a custom item?

Basically, I'm looking to create a sidebar. I want to create a sidebar that has additional options for the site, like visual studio's solution explorer, server explorer, toolbox, etc... I was going to create a user control that has the functionality that I want, and put it in the sidebar. I guess I could create a panel control that inherits from ToolStripItem and add the user control to that... know of one done already?

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Have you been able to make any headway Brian? I'm myself working on
an app that requires stuff like that. I was able to do what i wanted
by extending the ToolStripControlHost class. with this I can add
any control to the strips thats available in .NET otherwise. Let me
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