DataGridViewRowPrePaintEventArgs.Graphics Property


Gets the Graphics used to paint the current DataGridViewRow.

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

public Graphics Graphics { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to paint the current DataGridViewRow.

The Graphics class provides properties and methods that are useful for custom drawing.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Graphics property to paint the custom background. The variable, e, is of type DataGridViewRowPrePaintEventArgs. 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 whether the cell should be painted
// with the custom selection background.
if ((e.State & DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) ==
    // Calculate the bounds of the row.
    Rectangle rowBounds = new Rectangle(
        this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersWidth, e.RowBounds.Top,
            DataGridViewElementStates.Visible) -
        this.dataGridView1.HorizontalScrollingOffset + 1,

    // Paint the custom selection background.
    using (Brush backbrush =
        new System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush(rowBounds,
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(backbrush, rowBounds);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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