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ToolStripRenderer.DrawItemBackground Method

Draws the background for a ToolStripItem.

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

public void DrawItemBackground(
	ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs e


Type: System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs
A ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs that contains the data to draw the background of the item.

The DrawItemBackground method provides the entry point to the rendering code for the background of an item. Use this method to draw the background of an item when overriding the ToolStripItem.OnPaint method, or to force the background of an item to be drawn in a custom ToolStripRenderer. To change the way the background of an item is rendered, override the OnRenderItemBackground method in a class derived from ToolStripRenderer.

.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.