Toggle switch control in Windows Forms

I know this is a Windows Forms question. But you may want to take a look at Toggle Switches or read more about Universal Windows App Components.

Anyway, here is an answer for Windows Forms developers. It shows how we can customize rendering of a checkbox to have such appearance.

Currently you are drawing only an ellipse, and it’s quite a toggle button. But if you want to show it like the below image, you should first draw a round shape for background, and then based on the Checked value, draw the check circle. Using the code in Example part of the answer you can have a CheckBox with such a UI:

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The important thing about this sample is it’s completely a CheckBox control and supports check using mouse and keyboard. It also supports data-binding and all other standard features of CheckBox. The code is not perfect, but it is a good start point to have a yes/no toggle switch:

using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Drawing2D;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class MyCheckBox : CheckBox
    public MyCheckBox()
        SetStyle(ControlStyles.UserPaint | ControlStyles.AllPaintingInWmPaint, true);
        Padding = new Padding(6);
    protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)
        e.Graphics.SmoothingMode = SmoothingMode.AntiAlias;
        using (var path = new GraphicsPath())
            var d = Padding.All;
            var r = this.Height - 2 * d;
            path.AddArc(d, d, r, r, 90, 180);
            path.AddArc(this.Width - r - d, d, r, r, -90, 180);
            e.Graphics.FillPath(Checked ? Brushes.DarkGray : Brushes.LightGray, path);
            r = Height - 1;
            var rect = Checked ? new Rectangle(Width - r - 1, 0, r, r)
                               : new Rectangle(0, 0, r, r);
            e.Graphics.FillEllipse(Checked ? Brushes.Green : Brushes.WhiteSmoke, rect);

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