VisualStyleElement.Menu.Separator Class
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VisualStyleElement.Menu.Separator Class


Provides a VisualStyleElement for a menu item separator. This class cannot be inherited.

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


public static class Separator


Gets a visual style element that represents a menu item separator.

The Normal property of the VisualStyleElement.Menu.Separator class returns a VisualStyleElement that represents a separator between menu items.


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 DrawVisualStyleElementMenuSeparator1 method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

public void DrawVisualStyleElementMenuSeparator1(PaintEventArgs e)
    if (VisualStyleRenderer.IsElementDefined(
        VisualStyleRenderer renderer =
             new VisualStyleRenderer(VisualStyleElement.Menu.Separator.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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