MenuAppearance.SideStrip Property

Contains style settings for painting side strips (boxes displaying bar item icons).

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.2.dll


public virtual AppearanceObject SideStrip { get; }
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property SideStrip As AppearanceObject

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object providing styles for painting side strips.


The side strip box is a vertical bar designed to display the icons of bar items within popup menus. In the image below, the side strip is filled in light blue.


Use the SideStrip property to customize styles (background colors and gradient settings) for side strip regions corresponding to recently used links (see the BarItemLink.MostRecentlyUsed property). The MenuAppearance.SideStripNonRecent property contains styles for painting side strips for links not recently used.

In the Flat, Style3D, Office2000 and WindowsXP paint schemes, the appearance settings specified by the SideStrip property are applied not only to side strips regions, but to entire regions occupied by bar item links. Use the BarAndDockingController.LookAndFeel and BarAndDockingController.PaintStyleName properties to specify a paint scheme for bars.


The appearance customization of side strips in skinning paint schemes is not supported.

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