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ButtonBase Class

Implements the basic functionality common to button controls.

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

public abstract class ButtonBase : Control

You do not typically inherit from ButtonBase. To create your own button class, inherit from the Button, CheckBox, or RadioButton class.

To have the derived button control display an image, set the Image property or the ImageList and ImageIndex properties. The image can be aligned on the button control by setting the ImageAlign property. Likewise, to align the Text displayed on the button control, set the TextAlign property.

The FlatStyle property determines the style and appearance of the control. If the FlatStyle property is set to FlatStyle.System, the user's operating system determines the appearance of the control.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0