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DataGridViewRowPrePaintEventArgs.PaintCellsBackground Method

Paints the cell backgrounds for the area in the specified bounds.

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

public void PaintCellsBackground(
	Rectangle clipBounds,
	bool cellsPaintSelectionBackground


Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

A Rectangle that specifies the area of the DataGridView to be painted.

Type: System.Boolean

true to paint the background of the specified bounds with the color of the SelectionBackColor property of the DataGridViewRow.InheritedStyle; false to paint the background of the specified bounds with the color of the BackColor property of the DataGridViewRow.InheritedStyle.


RowIndex is less than zero or greater than the number of rows in the DataGridView control minus one.

Use the PaintCellsBackground method when you draw the DataGridViewRow and its cells' contents yourself. If you manually paint the entire row and its cells' contents, set the HandledEventArgs.Handled property to true. When HandledEventArgs.Handled is true, the CellPainting and RowPostPaint events do not occur.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 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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