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GroupBoxRenderer.RenderMatchingApplicationState Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the renderer uses the application state to determine rendering style.

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

public static bool RenderMatchingApplicationState { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the application state is used to determine rendering style; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If RenderMatchingApplicationState is true, the GroupBoxRenderer uses the setting from Application.RenderWithVisualStyles to determine the rendering style. If RenderMatchingApplicationState is false, the renderer will always render using visual styles.

The following code example uses the RenderMatchingApplicationState property to change whether a group box is rendered using visual styles. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the GroupBoxRenderer class.


	// Match application style and toggle visual styles off 
	// and on for the application. 
        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            GroupBoxRenderer.RenderMatchingApplicationState = true;
            Application.VisualStyleState = 
                Application.VisualStyleState ^ 
                VisualStyleState.ClientAndNonClientAreasEnabled;


            if (Application.RenderWithVisualStyles)
                this.Text = "Visual Styles Enabled";
            else 
                this.Text = "Visual Styles Disabled";
        }

.NET Framework

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

.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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