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DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs.Graphics Property

Gets the Graphics used to paint the current DataGridViewRow.

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

public Graphics Graphics { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Graphics
The Graphics used to paint the current DataGridViewRow.

The Graphics class provides properties and methods that are useful for custom drawing.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Graphics property to paint a custom background. Although the code actually uses the DataGridViewRowPrePaintEventArgs.Graphics property, this property is nearly identical to the Graphics property of DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs. The variable, e, is of type DataGridViewRowPrePaintEventArgs. This code example is part of a larger example provided in How to: Customize the Appearance of Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Determine whether the cell should be painted 
// with the custom selection background. 
if ((e.State & DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) ==
            DataGridViewElementStates.Selected)
{
    // 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);

    // Paint the custom selection background. 
    using (Brush backbrush =
        new System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush(rowBounds,
            this.dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionBackColor,
            e.InheritedRowStyle.ForeColor,
            System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientMode.Horizontal))
    {
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(backbrush, rowBounds);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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