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How to have different color, for the popupMenu when it is showing and reset to the default color when it is closed?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XPToolbar |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


This can be achieved by handling the ParentBarItem.Popup event. Please refer the bekow code snippet which illustrates this:


this.popupMenu1.ParentBarItem.Popup += new EventHandler(ParentBarItem_Popup);

private void ParentBarItem_Popup(object sender, EventArgs e)




MenuColors.MenuLeftStripColor = SystemColors.Control;

MenuColors.MenuBGColor = SystemColors.Control;




// Reset to default color

MenuColors.MenuLeftStripColor = Color.Empty;

MenuColors.MenuBGColor = Color.Empty;




AddHandler popupMenu1.ParentBarItem.Popup, AddressOf ParentBarItem_Popup

Private Sub ParentBarItem_Popup(ByVal sender As Object,ByVal e As EventArgs)

If Me.popupMenu1.IsShowing() Then

MenuColors.MenuLeftStripColor = SystemColors.Control

MenuColors.MenuBGColor = SystemColors.Control


MenuColors.MenuLeftStripColor = Color.Empty

MenuColors.MenuBGColor = Color.Empty

End If



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