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How to render a control to look like ComboBox with Visual Styles enabled?

How to render a control to look like ComboBox with Visual Styles enabled?

"I have a control that is modelled on a ComboBox. I want to render the control so that the control border looks like that of a standard Windows ComboBox. Specifically, I have followed the MSDN documentation and all the rendering of the control is correct except for rendering when the control is disabled.

Just to be clear, this is for a system with Visual Styles enabled. Also, all parts of the control render properly except the border around a disabled control, which does not match the disabled ComboBox border colour.

I am using the VisualStyleRenderer class. MSDN suggests using the VisualStyleElement.TextBox element for the TextBox part of the ComboBox control but a standard disabled TextBox and a standard disabled ComboBox draw slightly differently (one has a light grey border, the other a light blue border).

How can I get correct rendering of the control in a disabled state?"

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Guest [Entry]

Are any of the ControlPaint methods useful for this? That's what I usually use for custom-rendered controls.