Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All

DataGrid.AlternatingRowBackground Property

Gets or sets the Brush that is used to paint the background of odd-numbered rows.

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

'Declaration
Public Property AlternatingRowBackground As Brush
<sdk:DataGrid>
  <sdk:DataGrid.AlternatingRowBackground>
    singleBrush
  </sdk:DataGrid.AlternatingRowBackground>
</sdk:DataGrid>
<sdk:DataGrid AlternatingRowBackground="colorString"/>

XAML Values

singleBrush

Within opening and closing property elements for sdk:DataGrid.AlternatingRowBackground, exactly one object element for an object that derives from Brush. The object element is typically one of the following Silverlight classes: LinearGradientBrush, RadialGradientBrush, ImageBrush, SolidColorBrush, or VideoBrush.

colorString

The Color for a SolidColorBrush expressed as an attribute string. This can be a named color, an RGB value, or an ScRGB value. RGB or ScRGB may also specify alpha information. See Color.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush that is used to paint the background of odd-numbered rows. The default is a SolidColorBrush with a Color value of white (ARGB value #00FFFFFF).

Dependency property identifier field: AlternatingRowBackgroundProperty

The RowBackground property is used to paint the background for all rows in the control. However, if the AlternatingRowBackground property value is not Nothing, its value overrides the default background value for rows with odd-numbered index values (which are zero-based).

The following code example demonstrates how to set the AlternatingRowBackground property. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGrid class overview.


<sdk:DataGrid x:Name="dataGrid5" 
    Height="125" Margin="0,5,0,10"
    AutoGenerateColumns="False"
    RowBackground="Azure"
    AlternatingRowBackground="LightSteelBlue">


The following code example demonstrates how to set the AlternatingRowBackground property in code. This example is part of a larger example available in the Walkthrough: Customizing the DataGrid Control Using Properties topic.


Private Sub cbAltRowBrush_SelectionChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim cb As ComboBox = sender
    Dim cbi As ComboBoxItem = cb.SelectedItem
    If Me.dataGrid1 IsNot Nothing Then
        If cbi.Content.ToString() = "Custom" Then
            Me.dataGrid1.AlternatingRowBackground = New SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 130, 175, 200))
        ElseIf cbi.Content.ToString() = "Default" Then
            Me.dataGrid1.AlternatingRowBackground = New SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(37, 233, 238, 244))
        ElseIf cbi.Content.ToString() = "Null" Then
            Me.dataGrid1.AlternatingRowBackground = Nothing
        End If
    End If
End Sub


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft