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VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview Class
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VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview Class

Provides a VisualStyleElement for the preview area of the Start menu. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview

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

public static class Preview

The VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyStatic memberNormalGets a visual style element that represents the preview area of the Start menu.
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The Normal property of the VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview class returns a VisualStyleElement that represents the preview area of the Start menu.

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Platform Note: Visual styles are supported only on these platforms.

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 DrawVisualStyleElementStartPanelPreview1 method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

public void DrawVisualStyleElementStartPanelPreview1(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    if (VisualStyleRenderer.IsElementDefined(
        VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview.Normal))
    {
        VisualStyleRenderer renderer =
             new VisualStyleRenderer(VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview.Normal);
        Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(10, 50, 50, 50);
        renderer.DrawBackground(e.Graphics, rectangle1);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("VisualStyleElement.StartPanel.Preview.Normal",
             this.Font, Brushes.Black, new Point(10, 10));
    }
    else
        e.Graphics.DrawString("This element is not defined in the current visual style.",
             this.Font, Brushes.Black, new Point(10, 10));
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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