Theming in Windows Forms CommandBar (CommandBars)

The command bar supports various built in themes via the Style property of the command bar controller instance that are discussed in this topic.

Default theme

The Default theme applies the default color styles to the visual components of command bar. The following code snippet shows the command bar is applied with default theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Default;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Default

Command bar applied with default theme

Office XP theme

The command bar supports XP theme color styles when the style is applied as OfficeXP. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with Office XP theme.

this.commandBarController1.ThemesEnabled = true;
this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.OfficeXP;
Me.commandBarController1.ThemesEnabled = True
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.OfficeXP

Command bar applied with Office XP theme

NOTE

The ThemesEnabled property should be enabled to apply the XP theme color styles to the command bar.

Metro Theme

The command bar supports metro theme color styles when the style is applied as Metro. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with metro theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Metro;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Metro

Command bar applied with metro theme

Office 2003 theme

The Office 2003 color styles can be applied to the command bar by applying the Office2003 theme. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with Office 2003 theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2003;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2003

Command bar applied with office 2003 theme

Office 2007 theme

The Office 2007 color styles can be applied to the command bar by applying the Office2007 theme and the respective color style can be selected via the Office2007Theme property. By default, the color scheme is set as Blue. Likewise the Black, Silver is applied. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with office 2007 theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007;
this.commandBarController1.Office2007Theme = Office2007Theme.Blue;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007
Me.commandBarController1.Office2007Theme = Office2007Theme.Blue

Command bar applied with office 2007 blue theme

Command bar applied with office 2007 black theme

Command bar applied with office 2007 silver theme

The color schemes can also be modified with the Managed color style. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with office 2007 theme with custom color via the Office2007Colors class.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007;
this.commandBarController1.Office2007Theme = Office2007Theme.Managed;
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.Red);
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007
Me.commandBarController1.Office2007Theme = Office2007Theme.Managed
Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(Me, Color.Red);

Command bar applied with office 2007 managed theme

Office 2007 Outlook theme

The Office 2007 Outlook-like color styles can be applied to the command bar by applying the Office2007Outlook theme. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with it.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007Outlook;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2007Outlook

Command bar applied with office 2007 Outlook theme

Office 2010 theme

The Office 2010 color styles can be applied to the command bar by applying the Office2010 theme and the respective color style can be selected via the Office2010Theme property. By default, the color scheme is set as Blue. Likewise the Black, Silver is applied. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with office 2010 theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2010;
this.commandBarController1.Office2010Theme = Office2010Theme.Blue;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2010
Me.commandBarController1.Office2010Theme = Office2010Theme.Blue

Command bar applied with office 2010 blue theme

Command bar applied with office 2010 black theme

Command bar applied with office 2010 silver theme

The color schemes can also be modified with the Managed color style. The below code snippet shows the command bar is being applied with office 2010 theme with custom color via the Office2010Colors class.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2010;
this.commandBarController1.Office2010Theme = Office2010Theme.Managed;
Office2010Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.Green);
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2010
Me.commandBarController1.Office2010Theme = Office2010Theme.Managed
Office2010Colors.ApplyManagedColors(Me, Color.Green);

Command bar applied with office 2007 managed theme

Office 2016 theme

Command bar supports the Office 2016-like color styles and color schemes. The applicable color schemes of Office 2016 themes are as follows.

  • Office 2016 dark gray
  • Office 2016 black
  • Office 2016 white
  • Office 2016 colorful

Office 2016 dark gray theme

The command bar is applied with Office2016Darkgray color scheme by using the below code snippet.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Darkgray;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Darkgray

Command bar applied with Office 2016 dark gray

Office 2016 black theme

The command bar is applied with Office2016Black color scheme by using the below code snippet.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Black;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Black

Command bar applied with Office 2016 black

Office 2016 white theme

The command bar is applied with Office2016White color scheme by using the below code snippet.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016White;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016White

Command bar applied with Office 2016 white

Office 2016 colorful theme

The command bar is applied with Office2016Colorful color scheme by using the below code snippet.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Colorful;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Office2016Colorful

Command bar applied with Office 2016 colorful

VS 2005 theme

The Visual Studio-2005 like color styles are applied via the VS2005 theme. The below code snippet shows the command bar is applied with VS 2005-like theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.VS2005;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.VS2005

Command bar applied with VS 2005 theme

VS 2010 theme

The Visual Studio-2005 like color styles are applied via the VS2010 theme. The below code snippet shows the command bar is applied with VS 2010-like theme.

this.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.VS2010;
Me.commandBarController1.Style = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.VS2010

Command bar applied with VS 2010 theme