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TrackBarRenderer.IsSupported Property

Gets a value indicating whether the TrackBarRenderer class can be used to draw a track bar 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 methods of this class will throw an InvalidOperationException.

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

// Draw the track bar. 
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)
    if (!TrackBarRenderer.IsSupported)
        this.Parent.Text = "CustomTrackBar Disabled";

    this.Parent.Text = "CustomTrackBar Enabled";
        thumbRectangle, thumbState);
        ticksRectangle, numberTicks, EdgeStyle.Raised);

// Determine whether the user has clicked the track bar thumb. 
protected override void OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
    if (!TrackBarRenderer.IsSupported)

    if (this.thumbRectangle.Contains(e.Location))
        thumbClicked = true;
        thumbState = TrackBarThumbState.Pressed;


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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