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How do I custom paint the background of XPTaskBar to give it a gradient look and feel?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XPTaskbar |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: August 24, 2015

You can specify the gradient background of XPTaskBar by using LinearGradientBrush and handling the XPTaskBar’s paint event handler.

The following code example demonstrates the same.

C#

VB

 

Figure 1: Before applying the gradient background to XPTaskBar

Figure 2: Gradient background is applied as ForwardDiagonal

Figure 3: Gradient background is applied as BackwardDiagonal

Figure 4: Gradient background is applied as Vertical

Figure 5: Gradient background is applied as Horizontal

Sample Links:

C#: XPTaskBar_GradientBackground_C#

VB: XPTaskBar_GradientBackground_VB

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