VisualStyleElement.ExplorerBar.SpecialGroupBackground Class
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VisualStyleElement.ExplorerBar.SpecialGroupBackground Class


Provides a VisualStyleElement for the background of a special group of items in the Explorer Bar. This class cannot be inherited.

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


public static class SpecialGroupBackground


Gets a visual style element that represents the background of a special group of items in the Explorer Bar.

The Normal property of the VisualStyleElement.ExplorerBar.SpecialGroupBackground class gets a VisualStyleElement that represents the background of a special group of items in the Explorer Bar, such as the Music Tasks group in Windows Explorer.


Visual styles are supported only on these platforms.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example demonstrates how to create a VisualStyleRenderer with the VisualStyleElement returned by the Normal property. To run this example, paste it into a Windows Form. Handle the form’s Paint event and call the DrawVisualStyleElementExplorerBarSpecialGroupBackground1 method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

public void DrawVisualStyleElementExplorerBarSpecialGroupBackground1(PaintEventArgs e)
    if (VisualStyleRenderer.IsElementDefined(
        VisualStyleRenderer renderer =
             new VisualStyleRenderer(VisualStyleElement.ExplorerBar.SpecialGroupBackground.Normal);
        Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(10, 50, 50, 50);
        renderer.DrawBackground(e.Graphics, rectangle1);
             this.Font, Brushes.Black, new Point(10, 10));
        e.Graphics.DrawString("This element is not defined in the current visual style.",
             this.Font, Brushes.Black, new Point(10, 10));

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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