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Control.SetStyle Method

Sets a specified ControlStyles flag to either true or false.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
'Declaration
Protected Sub SetStyle ( _
	flag As ControlStyles, _
	value As Boolean _
)

Parameters

flag
Type: System.Windows.Forms.ControlStyles

The ControlStyles bit to set.

value
Type: System.Boolean

true to apply the specified style to the control; otherwise, false.

Control style bit flags are used to categorize supported behavior. A control can enable a style by calling the SetStyle method and passing in the appropriate ControlStyles bit (or bits) and the Boolean value to set the bit(s) to. To determine the value assigned to a specified ControlStyles bit, use the GetStyle method and pass in the ControlStyles member to evaluate.

Caution noteCaution

Setting the control style bits can substantially change the behavior of the control. Review the ControlStyles enumeration documentation to understand the effects of changing the control style bits before calling the SetStyle method.

The following code example enables double-buffering on a Form and updates the styles to reflect the changes.

Public Sub EnableDoubleBuffering()
   ' Set the value of the double-buffering style bits to true. 
   Me.SetStyle(ControlStyles.DoubleBuffer _
     Or ControlStyles.UserPaint _
     Or ControlStyles.AllPaintingInWmPaint, _
     True)
   Me.UpdateStyles()
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 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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