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DataGrid.AlternatingRowBackground Property

Gets or sets the background brush for use on alternating rows.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Brush AlternatingRowBackground { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The Brush that paints the background of every nth row where n is defined by the AlternationCount property. The registered default is null. For more information about what can influence the value, see DependencyProperty.

The AlternatingRowBackground, RowBackground, and AlternationCount properties together determine the appearance of each row's background.

If AlternationCount is less than 2, setting the AlternatingRowBackground property sets AlternationCount to 2.

The following example shows how to set alternating row background colors on the DataGrid.


<DataGrid x:Name="CustomerGrid" ItemsSource="{Binding}" AlternatingRowBackground="LightBlue" AlternationCount="2" />


The following illustration shows how this code looks when it runs.

Three alternating colors for the row background

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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