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ToolStripItem.BackColorChanged Event

Occurs when the value of the BackColor property changes.

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

public event EventHandler BackColorChanged

This event is raised if the BackColor property is changed by either a programmatic modification or user interaction.


Changing the Enabled property of a ToolStrip does not raise the BackColorChanged event. Raise this event with specific property settings.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the BackColorChanged event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing MessageBox.Show with Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of a type that inherits from ToolStripItem, such as a ToolStripButton or ToolStripMenuItem. Then name the instance ToolStripItem1 and ensure that the event handler is associated with the BackColorChanged event.

private void ToolStripItem1_BackColorChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e) {

   MessageBox.Show("You are in the ToolStripItem.BackColorChanged event.");


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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