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PopupMenu.PaintMenuBar Event

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

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.1.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

You can display a custom bar to the left of the popup menu. The following must be performed in order to display the bar:

  • Set the MenuBarWidth property to a positive integer. This makes the bar visible.
  • Handle the PaintMenuBar event. This event allows you to paint the desired bar's content. You can use its parameters to obtain the painting surface and the bounding rectangle of the bar. Set the BarCustomDrawEventArgs.Handled parameter to true to prohibit default painting.

Note: if the PaintMenuBar event is not handled, nothing is painted on the menu bar.

Expanded Example

The following sample code handles the PaintMenuBar event. The handler fills the menu bar area with a linear gradient brush and paints "XtraBars Suite" on it.

The image below displays an example of using such a PaintMenuBar event handler. (Note that the MenuBarWidth property of the corresponding popup menu should be set to 20 to obtain similar output).

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