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How to: Customize Font Settings for Specific Items

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The following example shows how to paint hot-tracked bar items using a bold font.

This example contains two separate pieces of code. The first assigns a bold font to the links within the browser bar. This is performed by modifying the BarItem.Appearance property of the associated items. The AppearanceOptions.UseFont option is disabled to prevent bar items from being immediately painted using the assigned font.

using DevExpress.XtraBars; 

Font itemFont = new Font(barManager1.GetController().AppearancesBar.ItemsFont, FontStyle.Bold);
foreach (BarItemLink link in barBrowser.ItemLinks) {
   link.Item.Appearance.Font = itemFont;
   link.Item.Appearance.Options.UseFont = false;

The next code sample handles the BarManager.HighlightedLinkChanged event. It is used to enable the bold font for hot-tracked items.

The image below display the result of handling the BarManager.HighlightedLinkChanged event. The hot-tracked link is painted using the bold font.

LinkFont - OwnFont

private void barManager1_HighlightedLinkChanged(object sender, 
  DevExpress.XtraBars.HighlightedLinkChangedEventArgs e) {
    if (e.PrevLink != null && e.PrevLink.Bar == barBrowser)
      e.PrevLink.Item.Appearance.Options.UseFont = false;
    if (e.Link != null && e.Link.Bar == barBrowser) 
      e.Link.Item.Appearance.Options.UseFont = true;