VisualStyleElement.Window.MdiSysButton Class
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VisualStyleElement.Window.MdiSysButton Class

Provides VisualStyleElement objects for each state of the System button of a multiple-document interface (MDI) child window with visual styles. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public ref class MdiSysButton abstract sealed
public final class MdiSysButton
public final class MdiSysButton
Not applicable.

Each property of the VisualStyleElement.Window.MdiSysButton class gets a VisualStyleElement for a different state of the System button of an MDI child window. This button opens the Window menu (also known as the System menu or Control menu) when it is clicked.

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 DrawVisualStyleElementWindowMdiSysButton1 method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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