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DataGridViewCellPaintingEventHandler Delegate
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DataGridViewCellPaintingEventHandler Delegate

Represents the method that will handle the CellPainting event of a DataGridView.

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

'Declaration
Public Delegate Sub DataGridViewCellPaintingEventHandler ( _
	sender As Object, _
	e As DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs _
)

Parameters

sender
Type: System.Object
The source of the event.
e
Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs
A DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs that contains the event data.

When you create a DataGridViewCellPaintingEventHandler delegate, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event-handler delegates, see Events and Delegates.

The following example illustrates the use of this event to customize the appearance of all cells in a particular column.

This code is part of a larger example available in How to: Customize the Appearance of Cells in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.


Private Sub dataGridView1_CellPainting(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs) _
    Handles dataGridView1.CellPainting

    If Me.dataGridView1.Columns("ContactName").Index = _
        e.ColumnIndex AndAlso e.RowIndex >= 0 Then

        Dim newRect As New Rectangle(e.CellBounds.X + 1, e.CellBounds.Y + 1, _
            e.CellBounds.Width - 4, e.CellBounds.Height - 4)
        Dim backColorBrush As New SolidBrush(e.CellStyle.BackColor)
        Dim gridBrush As New SolidBrush(Me.dataGridView1.GridColor)
        Dim gridLinePen As New Pen(gridBrush)

        Try

            ' Erase the cell.
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(backColorBrush, e.CellBounds)

            ' Draw the grid lines (only the right and bottom lines;
            ' DataGridView takes care of the others).
            e.Graphics.DrawLine(gridLinePen, e.CellBounds.Left, _
                e.CellBounds.Bottom - 1, e.CellBounds.Right - 1, _
                e.CellBounds.Bottom - 1)
            e.Graphics.DrawLine(gridLinePen, e.CellBounds.Right - 1, _
                e.CellBounds.Top, e.CellBounds.Right - 1, _
                e.CellBounds.Bottom)

            ' Draw the inset highlight box.
            e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, newRect)

            ' Draw the text content of the cell, ignoring alignment.
            If (e.Value IsNot Nothing) Then
                e.Graphics.DrawString(CStr(e.Value), e.CellStyle.Font, _
                Brushes.Crimson, e.CellBounds.X + 2, e.CellBounds.Y + 2, _
                StringFormat.GenericDefault)
            End If
            e.Handled = True

        Finally
            gridLinePen.Dispose()
            gridBrush.Dispose()
            backColorBrush.Dispose()
        End Try

    End If

End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

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