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How to set background image to the MainFrameBarManager?

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


The background image to the MainFrameBarManager can be set using DrawBackground event of Bar.


private void bar1_DrawBackground(object sender, PaintEventArgs args)


Bar bar = (Bar)sender;

Assembly assem = this.GetType().Assembly;

Stream str = assem.GetManifestResourceStream("MenuBG.Sunset.jpg");

Image image = Image.FromStream(str);

// Set background image

CommandBarExt commandBarExt = (CommandBarExt)mainFrameBarManager1.GetBarControl(bar);

commandBarExt.BarControl.BackgroundImage = image;

// Paint with ''image'' brush

TextureBrush texture = new TextureBrush(image);

args.Graphics.FillRectangle(texture, args.ClipRectangle);



Private Sub bar1_DrawBackground(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As PaintEventArgs)

Dim bar As Bar = CType(sender, Bar)

Dim assem As System.Reflection.Assembly = Me.GetType().Assembly

Dim str As Stream = assem.GetManifestResourceStream("MenuBG.Sunset.jpg")

Dim image As Image = Image.FromStream(str)

'' Set background image

Dim commandBarExt As CommandBarExt = CType(mainFrameBarManager1.GetBarControl(bar), CommandBarExt)

commandBarExt.BarControl.BackgroundImage = image

'' Paint with ''image'' brush

Dim texture As TextureBrush = New TextureBrush(image)

args.Graphics.FillRectangle(texture, args.ClipRectangle)

End Sub



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