DataGrid.BackgroundColor Property


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Gets or sets the color of the non-row area of the grid.

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

public Color BackgroundColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color

A Color that represents the color of the grid's background. The default is the AppWorkspace color.

The BackgroundColor determines the color of the nonrow area of the grid, which is only visible when no table is displayed by the System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid, or if the grid is scrolled to the bottom, or if only a few rows are contained in the grid.

The following code example sets the BackColor, and BackgroundColor properties.

private void SetGridColors(){
    dataGrid1.AlternatingBackColor= System.Drawing.Color.AliceBlue;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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