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ToolStripManager.RenderMode Property

Gets or sets the default theme for the form.

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

public static ToolStripManagerRenderMode RenderMode { get; set; }

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The set value was not one of the ToolStripManagerRenderMode values.

NotSupportedException

ToolStripManagerRenderMode is set to Custom; use the Renderer property instead.

Use the RenderMode property to get or set whether the application is painted by the ToolStripProfessionalRenderer, the ToolStripSystemRenderer, or a customized ToolStripRenderer.

The following code example demonstrates a use of the RenderMode property. This example is part of a larger example provided for the Renderer property.


// This event handler is invoked when 
// the "Apply Renderers" button is clicked.
// Depending on the value selected in a ComboBox control,
// it applies a custom renderer selectively to
// individual MenuStrip or ToolStrip controls,
// or it applies a custom renderer to the 
// application as a whole.
void applyButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ToolStrip ms = ToolStripManager.FindToolStrip("MenuStrip");
    ToolStrip ts = ToolStripManager.FindToolStrip("ToolStrip");

    if (targetComboBox.SelectedItem != null)
    {
        switch (targetComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString())
        {
            case "Reset":
            {
                ms.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;
                ts.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;

                // Set the default RenderMode to Professional.
                ToolStripManager.RenderMode = ToolStripManagerRenderMode.Professional;

                break;
            }

            case "All":
            {
                ms.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;
                ts.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.ManagerRenderMode;

                // Assign the custom renderer at the application level.
                ToolStripManager.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }

            case "MenuStrip":
            {
                // Assign the custom renderer to the MenuStrip control only.
                ms.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }

            case "ToolStrip":
            {
                // Assign the custom renderer to the ToolStrip control only.
                ts.Renderer = new CustomProfessionalRenderer();

                break;
            }
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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