ComboBoxRenderer.IsSupported Property


Gets a value indicating whether the ComboBoxRenderer class can be used to draw a combo box 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 DrawTextBox or DrawDropDownButton methods will throw an InvalidOperationException.

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

// Draw the combo box in the current state.
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

    if (!ComboBoxRenderer.IsSupported)
        this.Parent.Text = "Visual Styles Disabled";

    this.Parent.Text = "CustomComboBox Enabled";

    // Always draw the main text box and drop down arrow in their 
    // current states
    ComboBoxRenderer.DrawTextBox(e.Graphics, topTextBoxRectangle,
        this.Text, this.Font, textBoxState);
    ComboBoxRenderer.DrawDropDownButton(e.Graphics, arrowRectangle,

    // Only draw the bottom text box if the arrow has been clicked
    if (isActivated)
            bottomTextBoxRectangle, bottomText, this.Font,

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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