XPTaskPane Appearance in Windows Forms xptaskpane (XPTaskPane)

This section comprises the below topics:

Foreground settings

XPTaskPane foreground

Font style and fore color of the Task pages can be set using Font and ForeColor properties of XPTaskPane.

NOTE

These settings can be overridden by individual XPTaskPage.Font and XPTaskPage.ForeColor properties.

this.xpTaskPane1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 8.25F);

this.xpTaskPane1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.SteelBlue;
Me.xpTaskPane1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 8.25F)

Me.xpTaskPane1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.SteelBlue

Header foreground

The font style and fore color for the Header text is controlled through HeaderLabel.Font and HeaderLabel.ForeColor properties.

this.xpTaskPane1.HeaderLabel.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 9.75F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);

this.xpTaskPane1.HeaderLabel.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Navy;
Me.xpTaskPane1.HeaderLabel.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 9.75F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold)

Me.xpTaskPane1.HeaderLabel.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Navy

XPTaskPane foreground customization

Visual styles

The Visual appearance of XP Task Pane can be defined by the XPTaskPane.VisualStyle property. It supports OfficeXP and new Office2007 styles which provides you a more polished user interface.

this.xpTaskPane1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.Office2007;

this.xpTaskPane1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.OfficeXP;
Me.xpTaskPane1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.Office2007

Me.xpTaskPane1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.OfficeXP

Appearance customization

Office color schemes

XPTaskPane supports all the three office color schemes.

//Setting Blue color scheme

this.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Blue;

//Setting Silver color scheme

this.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Silver;

//Setting Black color scheme

this.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Black;
'Setting Blue color schemes

Me.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Blue

'Setting Silver color schemes

Me.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Silver

'Setting Black color schemes

Me.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Black

Office2007 color scheme support

Custom colors

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

this.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed;

Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.Lime);
Me.xpTaskPane1.Office2007ColorScheme = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Office2007Theme.Managed;

Office2007Colors.ApplyManagedColors(Me, Color.Lime)

Custom appearance