Shape enumeration

Shape of a marker at the beginning or end of the bar style to be rendered when saving view data to some of SaveFileFormat.

public enum Shape


None0Indicates None shape.
VerticalLine1Indicates Vertical line shape.
Pentagon2Indicates Pentagon shape.
Triangle3Indicates Triangle shape.
LeftBracket4Indicates Left bracket shape.
RightBracket5Indicates Right bracket shape.
ArrowDown6Indicates ArrowDown shape.
LeftFade7Indicates Left fade shape.
RightFade8Indicates Right fade shape.
Diamond9Indicates Diamond shape.


Shows how to use custom bar styles.

var project = new Project(DataDir + "Project2.mpp");
SaveOptions options = new PdfSaveOptions
    BarStyles = new List<BarStyle>()

// add a bar style for milestone tasks
var style = new BarStyle();
// set <see cref="T:Aspose.Tasks.Visualization.BarItemType" /> of the bar style
style.ItemType = BarItemType.Milestone;
// set <see cref="T:System.Drawing.Color" /> of the bar style.
style.BarColor = Color.Green;
// set <see cref="P:Aspose.Tasks.Visualization.BarStyle.BarShape" /> of the bar style
style.BarShape = BarShape.HalfHeight;
// set <see cref="T:Aspose.Tasks.Visualization.Shape" /> at the beginning of the bar
style.StartShape = Shape.LeftBracket;
// set <see cref="T:System.Drawing.Color" /> of the shape at the beginning of the bar
style.StartShapeColor = Color.Aqua;
// set <see cref="T:Aspose.Tasks.Visualization.Shape" /> at the end of the bar
style.EndShape = Shape.RightBracket;
// set <see cref="T:System.Drawing.Color" /> of the shape at the end of the bar
style.EndShapeColor = Color.Aquamarine;
// set of the text to render on the right of the bar.
style.TextStyle = new TextStyle();
style.TextStyle.BackgroundColor = Color.Black;

// there is exists a feature that allow to convert a text of the bar
// lets set converter to get text for the bar to render.
style.LeftBarTextConverter = task =>
    if (!task.Get(Tsk.Name).StartsWith("T"))
        task.Set(Tsk.Name, "T" + task.Get(Tsk.Name));

    return task.Get(Tsk.Name);


// save the project
project.Save(OutDir + "WorkWithBarStyle_out.mpp", options);

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