DataGrid.HorizontalGridLinesBrush Property

Gets or sets the Brush that is used to paint grid lines separating rows.

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

public Brush HorizontalGridLinesBrush { get; set; }
<sdk:DataGrid HorizontalGridLinesBrush="colorString"/>

XAML Values


Within opening and closing property elements for sdk:DataGrid.HorizontalGridLinesBrush, 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.


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 horizontal grid lines. The default is a SolidColorBrush with a Color value of opaque grey (ARGB value #FFDFE3E6).

Dependency property identifier field: HorizontalGridLinesBrushProperty

This property has no effect if the GridLinesVisibility property is set to Vertical or None.

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

private void cbCustomGridLineHorz_Changed(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    CheckBox cb = sender as CheckBox;
    if (this.dataGrid1 != null)
        if (cb.IsChecked == true)
            this.dataGrid1.HorizontalGridLinesBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue);
            this.dataGrid1.HorizontalGridLinesBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 223, 227, 230));


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.