Themes and Styles in Windows Forms ComboBox DropDown (ComboDropDown)

15 Jun 20212 minutes to read

The below given properties enhances the look and feel of the ComboDropDown.

ComboDropDown Properties Description
IgnoreThemeBackground Specifies whether the control will ignore the theme's background color and draw the back color instead.
Style Specifies advanced appearance and behavior of the ComboDropDown. The default value is 'Default'. The options are,
  • Office2016Colorful,

  • Office2016White,

  • Office2016DarkGray,

  • Office2016Black,

  • Metro,

  • Office2010,

  • Office2007.

  • OfficeXP,

  • Office2003,

  • VS2005 and

  • Default,

this.comboDropDown1.IgnoreThemeBackground = true;

//To set Office2016Colorful Visual Style
this.comboDropDown1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Colorful;
Me.comboDropDown1.IgnoreThemeBackground = True

'To set Office2016Colorful Visual Style
Me.comboDropDown1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Colorful

Themes and Styles in Windows Forms ComboBox DropDown

Office Color Schemes

The ComboDropDown control supports blue, silver and black office colors scheme. It is set using Office2007ColorTheme property. Style property should be set to Office2007.

//To set Blue Color scheme
this.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Blue;

//To set Silver Color scheme
this.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Silver;

//To set Black Color scheme
this.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Black;
'To set Blue Color scheme
Me.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Blue

'To set Silver Color scheme
Me.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Silver

'To set Black Color scheme
Me.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Black

Office Themes in Windows Forms ComboBox DropDown

Custom Colors

We can also apply custom colors to the ComboDropDown control by setting Office2007ColorTheme to “Managed” and specifying the custom color through the ApplyManagedColors method as follows.

this.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed;
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.Orchid);
Me.comboDropDown1.Office2007ColorTheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed;
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(Me, Color.Orchid)

Custom Colors in Windows Forms ComboBox DropDown