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XP Style on grid borders

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49037 Sep 8,2006 10:24 PM UTC Sep 12,2006 12:43 PM UTC WinForms 2
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Alejandro Serrano
Asked On September 8, 2006 10:24 PM UTC

I know that maybe this topic has been solved, but I don''t find the solution in forums or KB.
I would like my Grids to show its border with Visual Styles. Not the cells or tables, that are fine, but the entire control border. If I set it to fixed single, it appears black. The effect I want to achieve is the same that in Common Controls: the border is drawn in a blue color.
I¡ve tried overriding WndProc, and, even though I get the results, the repainting gets sometimes messed. Is there an way to do it? (I''ve cheked ThemesEnabled is set to true)

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 11, 2006 05:16 AM UTC

Hi Alejandro,

There is no built-in support for this in GridGroupingControl. You could derive the Windows.Panel control and add a grid to it. You could set the Panel''s DockPadding.All = 1 and set the panel''s BackColor to the color you want to see. Also set the BorderStyle on both the grid and panel to none. Below is a code snippet

public class MyGroupingControl : Panel
{
public GridGroupingControl Grid = new GridGroupingControl();
public MyGroupingControl():base()
{
this.DockPadding.All = 1;
this.BackColor = Color.SlateBlue;
this.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.None;
this.Grid.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
this.Grid.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.None;
this.Controls.Add(this.Grid);
}
}

For more details, see the attached sample.
http://www.syncfusion.com/Support/user/uploads/GGC_b0f26025.zip

Let me know if this helps.

Best Regards,
Haneef

Alejandro Serrano
Replied On September 12, 2006 12:43 PM UTC

Well, not much really... :-(
The reason is that SlateBlue is good when the theme is Windows XP''s Blue Theme, but when any other is set, the visual appearance is not as good.

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