BarCustomContainerItem.MenuAppearance Property

Provides access to style settings for links owned by the current container item.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll


public virtual MenuAppearance MenuAppearance { get; }
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property MenuAppearance As MenuAppearance

Property Value

Type Description

A MenuAppearance object providing style settings for links owned by the container item.


Use the MenuAppearance property to customize style settings for links owned by the container item. The MenuAppearance object provides a number of properties that allow the styles of various submenu elements to be controlled.

The BarManagerAppearances.SubMenu property of a bar and dock controller gives you centralized control over style settings for links displayed as subitems. Use this property instead of MenuAppearance if you need to provide common default style settings for all subitems (items of popup menus and container bar items). The MenuAppearance property, if used, overrides the BarManagerAppearances.SubMenu property's settings.

You can also customize appearance settings for individual bar items when they are displayed within popup menus. This can be accomplished via the BarItem.ItemInMenuAppearance property.

Note: Specific style settings are not in effect for all paint schemes (see the BarAndDockingController.PaintStyleName property). For instance, the MenuAppearance.SideStrip property's settings are not applied for WindowsXP and Office2000 schemes.

See the Look and Feel document for more information on style customization.

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