CheckBox.Appearance Property


Gets or sets the value that determines the appearance of a CheckBox control.

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

public Appearance Appearance { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Appearance

One of the Appearance values. The default value is Normal.

Exception Condition

The value assigned is not one of the Appearance values.

If Appearance value is set to Normal, the CheckBox has a typical appearance. If the value is set to Button, the CheckBox appears like a toggle button, which can be toggled to an up or down state.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example creates and initializes a CheckBox, gives it the appearance of a toggle button, sets AutoCheck to false, and adds it to a Form.

public void InstantiateMyCheckBox()
    // Create and initialize a CheckBox.   
    CheckBox checkBox1 = new CheckBox(); 

    // Make the check box control appear as a toggle button.
    checkBox1.Appearance = Appearance.Button;

    // Turn off the update of the display on the click of the control.
    checkBox1.AutoCheck = false;

    // Add the check box control to the form.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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