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How to change the button style

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This version of 3D Active Button Magic allows creating much more than just old-fashioned command buttons in your applications.  This control is also your tool for powerful checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, and frames. These are simply different styles of the same control. styles of the same control.

While you can define the style for your buttons at run-time with the button's Style property, the easiest way is to set the button's style at design-time using the control's property sheet.

Right-click the control and choose Properties from the contextual menu: the control's property sheet will appear.

Note: The image below has hot links to take you to explanations of the various button styles.

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Style

Meaning


Graphical Command Button

The default selection. This button replaces an ordinary command button.


Graphical Checkbox

Replaces an ordinary checkbox.


Graphical Radio Button

Replaces an ordinary radio button. See the How to group Radio buttons together section for details.


Graphical Label

Replaces an ordinary label control. Can be used as a control container.


Graphical Frame

Replaces an ordinary graphical frame control. Can be used as a control container. See the How to use the control as a Frame control section for details.


Graphical Picture

Replaces an ordinary picture frame control. Can be used as a control container. See the How to use the control as a Picture control section for details.


Enhanced Standard Checkbox

Replaces the standard checkbox control. See the How to use Enhanced Standard controls section for details.


Enhanced Standard Radio Button

Replaces an ordinary radio button. See the How to use Enhanced Standard controls section and the How to group Radio buttons together section for details.


Graphical Progress Bar

Replaces the standard progress bar


Graphical Split Button

Replaces the Office-like split button

 

The following table explains the meaning of the other buttons on the control's property sheet:

 

Button

Meaning


Edit properties

Opens 3D Button Visual Editor for design-time editing.


Refresh control

Refreshes the button currently selected on the screen.


Load template

Loads a 3bt template from disk


Save template

Savess a 3bt template to disk


Close

Closes the property sheet.