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DataGrid.BackColor Property

Gets or sets the background color of even-numbered rows of the grid.

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

public override Color BackColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
A Color that represents the color of rows in the grid. The default is the system color for windows (Window).

Whereas the BackColor property determines the color of rows in the grid, the BackgroundColor determines the color of the nonrow area, which is only visible when the grid is scrolled to the bottom, or if only a few rows are contained in the grid.

By default, both the BackColor and the AlternatingBackColor properties are set to the same color. Setting the BackColor property affects only even-numbered rows, while setting the AlternatingBackColor affects only odd-numbered rows.

The following code example sets both the BackColor and BackgroundColor properties to different values.

private void SetBackColorAndBackgroundColor(){
   // Set the BackColor and BackgroundColor properties.
   dataGrid1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
   dataGrid1.BackgroundColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.