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Setting A Pushbutton Cell''s Color & Font

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22142 Dec 4,2004 06:23 AM Dec 7,2004 02:32 PM Windows Forms 4
Tags: GridControl
John Bowm
Asked On December 4, 2004 06:23 AM

Hi, If I have a grid control that has a cell whose cell type is pushbutton, how do I set the color of the button''s background (& it''s font for that matter)? I tried using: MyGrid[r,c].CellType = PushButton; MyGridr,c].CellAppearance = GridCellAppearance.Raised; GridStyleInfo gsi = new GridStyleInfo(); gsi.BackColor = Color.AliceBlue; MyGrid[r,c].ChangeCells(GridRangeInfo(r,c), gsi); But this approach seems to be ignored. the button is always grey. Any ideas? TIA, John

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 4, 2004 07:29 AM

Our PushButton uses ControlPaint.DrawButton to draw the button, and this method does not support background coloring (other than what you might get from a Themed OS.). So, for now, there is no property setting that you can use to handle this. Some ways around this would be to add a Windows Forms PushButton (which does accept a backcolor) to a cell using the Control celltype. This would only be useful if you had 1 or 2 cells where you wanted to see this button. Here is a little sample. If you needed to have this button in a lot of cells, you would have to derive a custom button to handle this. You could either do a bitmap button like the one shown in grid\samples\in depth\cellbuttons or you could derive a cell control like the grid\samples\cellstypes\calendarcell but using a Windows Forms PushButton instead of the calendar.

John Bowm
Replied On December 4, 2004 09:05 AM

Clay, Thanks for the help/ideas (btw, why are you answering this on Sat? ). I''ve been trying to work w/ the CellButtons example, but not yet able to customize it to what I''d like and make it work. I may just not waste any time and live w/ the std grey color on the built in PushButton type because I don''t have much time to iron this out. John

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 5, 2004 05:01 PM

Another way you can do this is to handle the DrawCellButtonBackground event. Here is a sample. ColoredButtons_1634.zip

John Bowm
Replied On December 7, 2004 02:32 PM

Clay, Thanks again for the example code. It may just work out better for the way we need it to behave. John


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