DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs.InheritedRowStyle Property


The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on to see the new experience.

Gets the cell style applied to the current DataGridViewRow.

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

public DataGridViewCellStyle InheritedRowStyle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle

A DataGridViewCellStyle that contains the cell style applied to the current DataGridViewRow.

The InheritedRowStyle property contains the same values as the current row's InheritedStyle property. Directly accessing a DataGridViewRow in the DataGridView can affect performance. Use InheritedRowStyle in the RowPostPaint event to avoid unsharing the row and maintain optimal performance.

The InheritedRowStyle property is read-only. Although you can set the properties of the DataGridViewCellStyle retrieved through the InheritedRowStyle property, the new settings will have no effect.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the InheritedRowStyle to determine the color to use to draw the content. The variable, e, is of type DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs. This code example is part of a larger example provided in How to: Customize the Appearance of Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Determine the foreground color.
if ((e.State & DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) ==
    forebrush = new SolidBrush(e.InheritedRowStyle.SelectionForeColor);
    forebrush = new SolidBrush(e.InheritedRowStyle.ForeColor);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Return to top