Please refer to the test sample
attached that shows how you could have a PopupMenu with BarItems in PaintStyle.TextOnly mode. If you are referring to the long vertical rectangle on the left side of the PopupMenu, then I would like to inform you that this is done by design intent and not a result of a bug in the BarItem''s PaintStyle property. Our XPMenus framework is closely modelled on the VS.NET''s menus and we have maintained similar behavior/look and feel for consistency purposes. If you are using Office2003 VisualStyle for the menus, this is exactly how the MS Office 2003 context menu looks too. Let me know if I have not understood your problem correctly. We appreciate your cooperation.