Hi, I have been trying to change the highlight color when the mouse gets on it of the stripmenu...how do I do that? Thanks in advance.

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Last Post by Oxiegen

You can use the MouseMove event and check if the mouse pointer is within the Bounds of the stripmenu item.
If that's the case, simply change the BackgroundColor.

Private Sub menuitem1_MouseMove(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MouseEventArgs)
        If menuitem1.Bounds.Contains(e.Location) Then
            menuitem1.BackColor = Color.Beige
            menuitem1.BackColor = Color.White
        End If
    End Sub

Edited by Oxiegen: n/a

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Thank you.

This does not solve my problem. The Highlight color still is blue. I don't know where I can choose the highlight color, there isn't any option, and I didn't found any solution on the Internet. Please help me.


Alright. Try this instead.
In the forms load event, add this line: <name of menustrip>.Renderer = New MyRenderer Then, within the forms own class add a private class called MyRenderer which inherits ToolStripProfessionalRenderer.

Private Class MyRenderer : Inherits ToolStripProfessionalRenderer
        Protected Overrides Sub OnRenderMenuItemBackground(ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemRenderEventArgs)
            If e.Item.Selected Then
                Dim rc As New Rectangle(Point.Empty, e.Item.Size)

                'Set the highlight color
                e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Beige, rc)
                e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Beige, 1, 0, rc.Width - 2, rc.Height - 1)
                Dim rc As New Rectangle(Point.Empty, e.Item.Size)

                'Set the default color
                e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Gray, rc)
                e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Gray, 1, 0, rc.Width - 2, rc.Height - 1)
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class
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