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DataGridView.RowPostPaint Event

Occurs after a DataGridViewRow is painted.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public event DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventHandler RowPostPaint

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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