CustomTaskPane.Visible Property


Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the custom task pane is visible.

public bool Visible { get; set; }

Property Value

true if the custom task pane is visible; otherwise, false. The default is false.


You try to set this property in the event handler for the DockPositionChanged or VisibleChanged event.

The Microsoft.Office.Tools.CustomTaskPane.Dispose method of the CustomTaskPane has already been called.


The following code example creates a custom task pane and displays it. This code example is part of a larger example provided for CustomTaskPane.

private MyUserControl myUserControl1;
private Microsoft.Office.Tools.CustomTaskPane myCustomTaskPane;

private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    myUserControl1 = new MyUserControl();
    myCustomTaskPane = this.CustomTaskPanes.Add(myUserControl1,
        "New Task Pane");

    myCustomTaskPane.DockPosition =
    myCustomTaskPane.Height = 500;
    myCustomTaskPane.Width = 500;

    myCustomTaskPane.DockPosition =
    myCustomTaskPane.Width = 300;

    myCustomTaskPane.Visible = true;
    myCustomTaskPane.DockPositionChanged +=
        new EventHandler(myCustomTaskPane_DockPositionChanged);
Private myUserControl1 As MyUserControl
Private WithEvents myCustomTaskPane As Microsoft.Office.Tools.CustomTaskPane

Private Sub ThisAddIn_Startup(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
    Handles Me.Startup

    myUserControl1 = New MyUserControl()
    myCustomTaskPane = Me.CustomTaskPanes.Add(myUserControl1, "New Task Pane")

    With myCustomTaskPane
        .DockPosition = Office.MsoCTPDockPosition.msoCTPDockPositionFloating
        .Height = 500
        .Width = 500
        .DockPosition = Office.MsoCTPDockPosition.msoCTPDockPositionRight
        .Width = 300
        .Visible = True
    End With
End Sub


Microsoft Office applications do not provide a default UI for users to display custom task panes. If you create a custom task pane in your add-in, you should also create a UI element, such as a button, that users can click to display or hide your custom task pane. For more information, see Custom Task Panes.

Applies to