ButtonAdvAppearnce in Windows Forms ButtonAdv(Classic)

This section will walk you through the below topics which discusses the properties that controls the appearance of the ButtonAdv.

Button Types

ButtonAdv control supports different button types in terms of its appearance. It is specified using the ButtonType property.

Property Description
ButtonType Specifies the button type to be used in the ButtonAdv control. The options are as follows.
Normal - Normal button. (user can specify the image with this ButtonType).
Calculator - Calculator image is used.
Currency - Currency image is used.
Down - Down image is used.
ComboXPDown - Down image like in a Windows XP combo box.
Up - Up image is used.
Left - Left image is used.
Right - Right image is used.
Redo - Redo image is used.
Undo - Undo image is used.
Check - Check image is used.
Browse - Browse image is used.
LeftEnd - Left end image is used.
RightEnd - Right end image is used.


You can also specify your own image for the ButtonAdv using Image property and this will effect only when ButtonType is set to Normal. See Image Settings to know more.

//Setting Calculator button type
'Setting Calculator button type
Me.ButtonAdvControl.ButtonType = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.ButtonTypes.Calculator


The ButtonTypes are only provided for ease of use and do not in any way change the functionality of the buttons.

Example - A sample image which uses most of the button types in a single application is as follows. User will have to add respective functionalities for each button type.

Border Styles

Border style for the ButtonAdv control is specified in the below property.

Property Description
BorderStyleAdv Specifies the border style for ButtonAdv control. The styles are,
SunkenInner and


This setting will be effective only for Office2003, OfficeXP and WindowsXP styles set through ButtonAdv.Appearance property. See Visual Styles.

//Sample code for setting "SunkenOuter" Border Style using BorderStyleAdv
this.buttonAdv13.BorderStyleAdv = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAdvBorderStyle.SunkenOuter;
//Sample code for setting "SunkenOuter" Border Style using BorderStyleAdv
Me.buttonAdv13.BorderStyleAdv = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAdvBorderStyle.SunkenOuter

See Also

Button Types

Visual Styles

Visual Styles for the ButtonAdv control can be enabled by using the UseVisualStyle property. The different visual style are specified through Appearance.

Property Description
Appearance Sets the visual styles for the control when UseVisualStyle property is true. The styles are,
  • Classic
  • Office2000
  • WindowsXP
  • OfficeXP
  • Office2003
  • Office2007
  • Metro
  • Office2016Colorful
  • Office2016White
  • Office2016DarkGray
  • Office2016Black

Indicates whether Visual Styles must be enabled for the button. Set value to True when you want to apply settings of the properties: Appearance, BorderStyleAdv, ButtonType and etc. on current button.
MetroColor Gets or sets the metro color of the control.(Applicable for metro style only)

Office Color Themes

//Sample code for setting “Office2016 Colorful” color scheme for ButtonAdv

this.buttonAdv1.Appearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAppearance.Office2016Colorful;
Me.buttonAdv1.Appearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAppearance.Office2016Colorful

Custom Colors

We can also apply custom colors to the ButtonAdv control by setting Office2007ColorScheme to “Managed” and specifying the custom color through the ApplyManagedColors method as follows.

this.buttonAdv1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed;
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.LightGreen);
Me.buttonAdv1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.LightGreen)

See Also

Button Types, Image Settings

Foreground Settings

Text for the ButtonAdv can be customized using the below properties.

Properties Description
Text Sets the text for the ButtonAdv control.
TextAlign Sets the alignment of the text in the control. The options are,
BottomCenter and
TextImageRelation Sets the relative location of the image to the text. The options are, Overlay, ImageBeforeText, TextBeforeImage, ImageAboveText and TextAboveImage.
Font Sets the font style for the control's text.
ForeColor Sets the fore color for the control's text.
this.buttonAdv1.Text = "Image above Text";
this.buttonAdv4.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.BottomCenter;
this.buttonAdv4.TextImageRelation = TextImageRelation.ImageAboveText;

this.buttonAdv1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular);
this.buttonAdv1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;
Me.buttonAdv4.Text =  "Image above Text"
Me.buttonAdv4.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.BottomCenter
Me.buttonAdv4.TextImageRelation = TextImageRelation.ImageAboveText
Me.buttonAdv1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular)
Me.buttonAdv1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.White