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DataGridView.RowPostPaint Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs after a DataGridViewRow is painted.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public event DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventHandler RowPostPaint
/** @event */
public void add_RowPostPaint (DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_RowPostPaint (DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

You can handle this event alone or in combination with the RowPrePaint event to customize the appearance of rows in the control. You can paint entire rows yourself, or paint specific parts of rows and use the following methods of the DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs class to paint other parts:

You can also use the VisualStyleRenderer class to paint standard controls using the current theme. For more information, see Rendering Controls with Visual Styles. If you are using Visual Studio 2005, you also have access to a large library of standard images that you can use with the DataGridView control.

Visual Studio 2005 Image Library
Visual Studio 2008 Image Library
Visual Studio Image Library

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a handler for the RowPostPaint event to paint textual content that spans the entire row below the normal cell values. This example is part of a larger example available in How to: Customize the Appearance of Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Paints the content that spans multiple columns and the focus rectangle.
void dataGridView1_RowPostPaint(object sender,
    DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Calculate the bounds of the row.
    Rectangle rowBounds = new Rectangle(
        this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersWidth, e.RowBounds.Top,
        this.dataGridView1.Columns.GetColumnsWidth(
            DataGridViewElementStates.Visible) -
        this.dataGridView1.HorizontalScrollingOffset + 1,
        e.RowBounds.Height);

    SolidBrush forebrush = null;
    try
    {
        // Determine the foreground color.
        if ((e.State & DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) ==
            DataGridViewElementStates.Selected)
        {
            forebrush = new SolidBrush(e.InheritedRowStyle.SelectionForeColor);
        }
        else
        {
            forebrush = new SolidBrush(e.InheritedRowStyle.ForeColor);
        }

        // Get the content that spans multiple columns.
        object recipe =
            this.dataGridView1.Rows.SharedRow(e.RowIndex).Cells[2].Value;

        if (recipe != null)
        {
            String text = recipe.ToString();

            // Calculate the bounds for the content that spans multiple 
            // columns, adjusting for the horizontal scrolling position 
            // and the current row height, and displaying only whole
            // lines of text.
            Rectangle textArea = rowBounds;
            textArea.X -= this.dataGridView1.HorizontalScrollingOffset;
            textArea.Width += this.dataGridView1.HorizontalScrollingOffset;
            textArea.Y += rowBounds.Height - e.InheritedRowStyle.Padding.Bottom;
            textArea.Height -= rowBounds.Height -
                e.InheritedRowStyle.Padding.Bottom;
            textArea.Height = (textArea.Height / e.InheritedRowStyle.Font.Height) *
                e.InheritedRowStyle.Font.Height;

            // Calculate the portion of the text area that needs painting.
            RectangleF clip = textArea;
            clip.Width -= this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersWidth + 1 - clip.X;
            clip.X = this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersWidth + 1;
            RectangleF oldClip = e.Graphics.ClipBounds;
            e.Graphics.SetClip(clip);

            // Draw the content that spans multiple columns.
            e.Graphics.DrawString(
                text, e.InheritedRowStyle.Font, forebrush, textArea);

            e.Graphics.SetClip(oldClip);
        }
    }
    finally
    {
        forebrush.Dispose();
    }

    if (this.dataGridView1.CurrentCellAddress.Y == e.RowIndex)
    {
        // Paint the focus rectangle.
        e.DrawFocus(rowBounds, true);
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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