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AppearanceObject Members

Represents an appearance object.

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Public method AppearanceObject Overloaded. Initializes a new instance of the AppearanceObject class.
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Public property BackColor Gets or sets the background color.
Public property BackColor2 Gets or sets the end color of the background's gradient brush.
Public property BorderColor Gets or sets the border color.
Public propertyStatic member ControlAppearance Gets the default appearance settings which are used to paint 3-D elements in Windows.
Public propertyStatic member DefaultFont Gets or sets the default font for controls.
Public propertyStatic member DefaultMenuFont Gets and sets the font used to display text on menus.
Public propertyStatic member EmptyAppearance Returns an empty appearance object.
Public property Font Gets or sets the font used to paint the text.
Public property FontHeight Obsolete. Gets the height of the font used by the appearance object.
Public property FontSizeDelta Gets or sets an integer value by which the font size is adjusted.
Public property FontStyleDelta Gets or sets an additional style to be applied to the font.
Public property ForeColor Gets or sets the foreground color.
Public property GradientMode Gets or sets the background gradient's direction.
Public property HAlignment Gets the horizontal alignment of the appearance object's text.
Public property Image Gets or sets the background image.
Public property IsDisposed Gets whether the current object has been disposed of.
Public property Name Gets or sets the name of the current appearance object.
Public property Options Provides access to the appearance object's options.
Public property ParentAppearance Gets the parent appearance object.
Public property TextOptions Provides access to the appearance object's text options.
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Public method Assign Overloaded. Copies all settings from the appearance object passed as a parameter.
Public method AssignInternal Copies all the settings in the appearance object passed as the parameter to the current object without raising the Changed event.
Public method BeginUpdate Locks the AppearanceObject object by disallowing visual updates until the EndUpdate or CancelUpdate method is called.
Public method CalcDefaultTextSize Overloaded. This member supports the internal infrastructure, and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Public method CalcTextSize Overloaded. Calculates the size of the specified string when it's drawn with the specified font, fitting the string into a clipping rectangle. Allows you to determine whether the string does not fit the clipping rectangle.
Public method CalcTextSizeInt Overloaded. Calculates the length of the specified string drawn with the specified System.Drawing.StringFormat object.
Public method CancelUpdate Unlocks the AppearanceObject object after it has been locked by the BeginUpdate method, without causing an immediate visual update.
Public method Clone Creates a copy of the current AppearanceObject instance.
Public method Combine Copies the activated settings from the appearance object passed as the parameter.
Public method Dispose Releases all resources used by the current appearance object.
Public method DrawBackground Overloaded. Draws the background.
Public method DrawString Overloaded. Draws a text string at the specified position using the specified font, color and format.
Public method DrawVString Draws a text string vertically with the specified angle and at the specified position using the specified font, color and format.
Public method EndUpdate Unlocks the AppearanceObject object after a call to the BeginUpdate method and causes an immediate visual update.
Public method Equals Determines whether the specified System.Object is equal to the current System.Object. (Inherited from System.Object)
Public methodStatic member Equals Determines whether the specified System.Object instances are considered equal. (Inherited from System.Object)
Public method FillRectangle Overloaded. Fills the interior of a rectangle specified by a System.Drawing.Rectangle structure.
Public method GetAppearanceByFont This member supports the internal infrastructure, and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Public method GetAppearanceByOption This member supports the internal infrastructure, and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Public method GetBackBrush Overloaded. Gets the solid brush used to draw the element's background.
Public method GetBackColor Gets the background color specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetBackColor2 Gets the ending color of the linear gradient brush, specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetBackPen Gets the pen used to draw the element's background lines and curves.
Public method GetBorderBrush Gets the brush used to draw the element's border.
Public method GetBorderColor Gets the element's border color specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetBorderPen Gets the pen used to draw the border's lines and curves.
Public method GetFont Gets the font settings specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetFontHeight Returns the font height.
Public method GetForeBrush Gets the solid brush whose color is specified by the ForeColor property.
Public method GetForeColor Gets the foreground color specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetForePen Gets the pen whose color is specified by the ForeColor property.
Public method GetGradientMode Gets the background gradient's direction specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. System.Object.GetHashCode is suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table. (Inherited from System.Object)
Public method GetImage Gets the background image specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetStringFormat Overloaded. Gets the formatting attributes specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetTextOptions Gets the text options specified by the appearance object's settings.
Public method GetTextureBrush Returns a TextureBrush object which uses the image specified by the Image property to fill the interior of a shape.
Public method GetType Gets the System.Type of the current instance. (Inherited from System.Object)
Public method IsEqual Tests whether two objects have the same property values.
Public methodStatic member ReferenceEquals Determines whether the specified System.Object instances are the same instance. (Inherited from System.Object)
Public method Reset Reverts the appearance object's properties to their default values.
Public method ShouldSerialize Tests whether the AppearanceObject should be persisted.
Public method ToString Returns a string representing the current appearance object.
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Public event Changed Fires when the appearance object's properties are changed.
Public event PaintChanged Occurs when specific settings that control the text appearance are changed.
Public event SizeChanged Occurs when specific settings that control the size of text are changed.
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