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XP Style support

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48305 Aug 24,2006 04:51 AM Nov 22,2006 11:51 PM Windows Forms 8
Tags: Grouping
Administrator [Syncfusion]
Asked On August 24, 2006 04:51 AM

Hello support,

I would like to use XP style in my application with Grouping Grid control. This grid contains cells with standard controls (TextBox, etc.).

Could you help me with
1. Grid''s borders are not in XP style.
2. Non-selected enbedded controls in grid do not look in XP style.

Version of Syncfusion.Grid.Grouping.Windows.dll is


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 24, 2006 02:58 PM

Hi Evgeny,

1. Try setting the ThemesEnabled property to true. To have XP flat look on the grid, see the following Kb article. It is for GridDataBoundGrid, but you can implement the same for the GridGroupingControl.

2. For modifying the look of the embedded control, you need to modify the borders of the control. Try the following code snippet in your sample.
private Control CreateValueCellControl(NameValue nv)
TextBox textBox = new TextBox();
textBox.DataBindings.Add("Text", nv, "Value");
// set the border style of the textbox.
textBox.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
return textBox;

Let us know if you still face any issues.

Best Regards,

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 25, 2006 03:30 AM

Hi Leo!

Unfortunately GridGroupingControl does not have neither "BaseStylesMap", nor "Model" properties so I could not use your KB example.

Best Regards,

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 25, 2006 07:30 AM

Hi Evgeny,

The GroupingGrid has the BaseStylesMap property in the grid''s TableModel property. But you can use the following piece of code instead.



GridStyleInfo style = new GridStyleInfo();
GridBorder gb = new GridBorder(GridBorderStyle.Solid, SystemColors.ControlDark);
style.Borders.Bottom = gb;
style.Borders.Right = gb;

this.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Appearance.AnyGroupCell.ModifyStyle(style, Syncfusion.Styles.StyleModifyType.Override);

this.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Appearance.AnyHeaderCell.ModifyStyle(style, Syncfusion.Styles.StyleModifyType.Override);
//set the borders for all non header cells...

this.gridGroupingControl1.TableModel.Options.DefaultGridBorderStyle = GridBorderStyle.Solid;

Best Regards,

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 28, 2006 10:48 AM

Hi Leo!

That did not help, see screenshot in attachment. Grid''s borders are still black and embedded textbox is shown with XP style only when it is selected.


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 5, 2006 03:06 AM

Hello support!

Have you read my last question?

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 5, 2006 07:48 AM

Hi Evgeny,

Our apologies for the delay in response.

You can handle the TableControlDrawCell and draw the cell manually. Also set the BorderStyle property of the textbox control to BorderStyle.None. Here is a code snippet.

//TableControlDrawCell event
e.Inner.Cancel = true;

//Draw the Border manually...
Rectangle rect = e.Inner.Bounds;
e.Inner.Graphics.DrawRectangle(new Pen(SystemColors.Control),rect);

//CreateValueCellControl method.
textBox.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.None;

Here is a modified sample.

Let me know if this is helps.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 10, 2006 10:50 AM

Hello support.

Unfortunately your sample still don't work as expected. DO at least you test your suggested samples?


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 22, 2006 11:51 PM

Hi Evgeny,

Our apologies for the delay in response.

Please try the modified sample and let me know if you are looking something different.

Thanks for your patience.

Best Regards,


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