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CheckBox.Appearance Property

Gets or sets the value that determines the appearance of a CheckBox control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public Appearance Appearance { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Appearance
One of the Appearance values. The default value is Normal.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The value assigned is not one of the Appearance values.

If Appearance value is set to Normal, the CheckBox has a typical appearance. If the value is set to Button, the CheckBox appears like a toggle button, which can be toggled to an up or down state.

The following code example creates and initializes a CheckBox, gives it the appearance of a toggle button, sets AutoCheck to false, and adds it to a Form.

public void InstantiateMyCheckBox()
 {
    // Create and initialize a CheckBox.   
    CheckBox checkBox1 = new CheckBox(); 

    // Make the check box control appear as a toggle button.
    checkBox1.Appearance = Appearance.Button;

    // Turn off the update of the display on the click of the control.
    checkBox1.AutoCheck = false;

    // Add the check box control to the form.
    Controls.Add(checkBox1);
 }
 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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