I have a ToolStrip in a VB2005 WinForm app. When I place it on the Form, it has the nice blue gradient color with a 3D effect. If I look at the BackColor property at this point in time it is set to "Control". I then programmatically set its BackColor to Red. The ToolStrip correctly turns Red. I then programmatically set its BackColor back to 'Control". Instead of it going back to the blue gradient 3D look, it turns Gray and looks flat (does not have the 3D look), How can I get it to revert back to its original color and 3D look?