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DataGridTableStyle.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 Color BackColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
A Color that represents the background color of odd-numbered rows.

The AlternatingBackColor property can also be set to create a ledger-like appearance.

The following code example creates an instance of DataGridTableStyle and sets the BackColor and AlternatingBackColor properties to new values. The example requires that you have a DataGrid with a System.Data.DataSet that contains some data, and a Button on a Form.

private void AddCustomDataTableStyle()
   myDataGridTableStyle1 = new DataGridTableStyle();

   // EventHandlers          
   myDataGridTableStyle1.GridLineColorChanged += new System.EventHandler(GridLineColorChanged_Handler);         
   myDataGridTableStyle1.MappingName = "Customers";

   // Set other properties.
   myDataGridTableStyle1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;

   // Set the HeaderText and Width properties. 
   DataGridColumnStyle myBoolCol = new DataGridBoolColumn();
   myBoolCol.MappingName = "Current";
   myBoolCol.HeaderText = "IsCurrent Customer";
   myBoolCol.Width = 150;

   // Add a second column style.
   DataGridColumnStyle myTextCol = new DataGridTextBoxColumn();
   myTextCol.MappingName = "custName";
   myTextCol.HeaderText = "Customer Name";
   myTextCol.Width = 250;

   // Create new ColumnStyle objects
   DataGridColumnStyle cOrderDate = new DataGridTextBoxColumn();
   cOrderDate.MappingName = "OrderDate";
   cOrderDate.HeaderText = "Order Date";
   cOrderDate.Width = 100;

   // Use a PropertyDescriptor to create a formatted column.
   PropertyDescriptorCollection myPropertyDescriptorCollection = BindingContext
      [myDataSet, "Customers.custToOrders"].GetItemProperties();

   // Create a formatted column using a PropertyDescriptor.
   DataGridColumnStyle csOrderAmount = 
      new DataGridTextBoxColumn(myPropertyDescriptorCollection["OrderAmount"], "c", true);
   csOrderAmount.MappingName = "OrderAmount";
   csOrderAmount.HeaderText = "Total";
   csOrderAmount.Width = 100;

   // Add the DataGridTableStyle instances to the GridTableStylesCollection.
private void GridLineColorChanged_Handler(object sender,EventArgs e)
   MessageBox.Show("GridLineColor Changed", "DataGridTableStyle");

.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.