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ComboBoxRenderer.IsSupported Property

Gets a value indicating whether the ComboBoxRenderer class can be used to draw a combo box with visual styles.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public static bool IsSupported { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user has enabled visual styles in the operating system and visual styles are applied to the client area of application windows; otherwise, false.

If this property is false, the DrawTextBox or DrawDropDownButton methods will throw an InvalidOperationException.

The following code example uses the IsSupported property to determine whether to use the ComboBoxRenderer methods. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ComboBoxRenderer class.

// Draw the combo box in the current state. 
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

    if (!ComboBoxRenderer.IsSupported)
        this.Parent.Text = "Visual Styles Disabled";

    this.Parent.Text = "CustomComboBox Enabled";

    // Always draw the main text box and drop down arrow in their  
    // current states
    ComboBoxRenderer.DrawTextBox(e.Graphics, topTextBoxRectangle,
        this.Text, this.Font, textBoxState);
    ComboBoxRenderer.DrawDropDownButton(e.Graphics, arrowRectangle,

    // Only draw the bottom text box if the arrow has been clicked 
    if (isActivated)
            bottomTextBoxRectangle, bottomText, this.Font,

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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