Appearance Property

CheckBox.Appearance Property


Gets or sets the value that determines the appearance of a CheckBox control.

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

Public Property Appearance As Appearance

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Appearance

One of the Appearance values. The default value is Normal.

Exception Condition

The value assigned is not one of the Appearance values.

If Appearance value is set to Normal, the CheckBox has a typical appearance. If the value is set to Button, the CheckBox appears like a toggle button, which can be toggled to an up or down state.

The following code example creates and initializes a CheckBox, gives it the appearance of a toggle button, sets AutoCheck to false, and adds it to a Form.

Public Sub InstantiateMyCheckBox()
    ' Create and initialize a CheckBox.   
    Dim checkBox1 As New CheckBox()

    ' Make the check box control appear as a toggle button.
    checkBox1.Appearance = Appearance.Button

    ' Turn off the update of the display on the click of the control.
    checkBox1.AutoCheck = False

    ' Add the check box control to the form.
End Sub 'InstantiateMyCheckBox

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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