Bar.BarAppearance Property

Provides appearance settings used to paint BarItemLinks within the current Bar in different visual states.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll


public virtual StateAppearances BarAppearance { get; }
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property BarAppearance As StateAppearances

Property Value

Type Description

A StateAppearances object that contains corresponding appearance options.


You can define default appearance settings for bar item links displayed in bars, main menus and status bars within single or multiple forms via BarAndDockingControllers. This can be accomplished via the AppearancesBar.BarAppearance, AppearancesBar.MainMenuAppearance and AppearancesBar.StatusBarAppearance properties, available via the BarAndDockingController.AppearancesBar object.

A bar's BarAppearance property allows you to override these default appearance settings for individual bars. To override appearance settings for individual bar item links, use the BarItem.ItemAppearance and BarItem.ItemInMenuAppearance properties.

Only the Font and ForeColor properties are in effect in skinning paint schemes. See Look and Feel to learn more.

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