RadioButton.Appearance Property

Gets or sets a value determining the appearance of the RadioButton.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Appearance As Appearance

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The assigned value is not one of the Appearance values.

If the Appearance value is set to Normal, then the RadioButton control is drawn with a circular check box. If the value is set to Button, then the RadioButton is drawn as a control that can be toggled to an up or down state. Either type can display text, an image, or both.

The following code example creates and initializes a RadioButton, gives it the appearance of a toggle control, sets its AutoCheck property to false, and adds it to a Form.

 Private Sub InitializeMyRadioButton()
     ' Create and initialize a new RadioButton.  
     Dim radioButton1 As New RadioButton()

     ' Make the radio button control appear as a toggle button.
     radioButton1.Appearance = Appearance.Button

     ' Turn off the update of the display on the click of the control.
     radioButton1.AutoCheck = False 

     ' Add the radio button to the form.
     Controls.Add(radioButton1)
 End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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