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
Available since 1.1
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