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BarCustomContainerItem.PaintMenuBar Event

Enables you to paint the content of the bar displayed to the left of the sub-menu.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type BarCustomDrawEventArgs containing data related to this event.

The following BarCustomDrawEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.
Property Description
Bounds Gets the bounding rectangle of the painted element.
Graphics Gets the drawing surface of the element being painted.
Handled Gets or sets a value specifying whether default painting must be performed.

Expanded Remarks

Sub-menus can display bars to the left of their content. You can specify the width of such bar via the MenuBarWidth property. If this property value is not 0, the bar is displayed. Note that nothing is painted in such bars by default.

Write a PaintMenuBar event handler to paint the contents of the menu bar. The parameters of the event allow you to obtain the painting surface and the bar's bounds. You should set the BarCustomDrawEventArgs.Handled parameter to true to prohibit default painting.

Expanded Example

This example shows you how to paint the menu bar using the PaintMenuBar event. The sample handler fills the background of the bar with a texture and linear gradient brush. Then it paints the name of the container item, whose menu is displayed.

The image below demonstrates code execution. (Note that the MenuBarWidth property of corresponding container items must be set to 20 to obtain similar output).

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