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multi-color column header

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64643 Jul 23,2007 04:15 PM Jul 24,2007 03:53 PM Windows Forms 5
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Eddie Jones
Asked On July 23, 2007 04:15 PM

I'm using a GridDataBoundGrid and would like to change the column header text to display in more than one color.

For example, if the column header was "* Plan ID", I want "*" to be red while "Plan ID" is black.

Any ideas? Thanks.

haneefm [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 23, 2007 04:27 PM

Hi Eddie,

You can do this by handling the DrawCell event of the grid and set e.Cancel to true to customize your drawing in a grid cell. Below is a code snippet that show this task.

void gridDrawCell(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridDrawCellEventArgs e)
{
if (e.ColIndex == 2 && e.RowIndex == 0)
{
e.Cancel = true;
e.Renderer.Draw(e.Graphics, e.Bounds, e.RowIndex, e.ColIndex, e.Style);
e.Graphics.DrawString("**", e.Style.GdipFont, new SolidBrush(Color.Red), e.Bounds);
}
}

Best regards,
Haneef

Eddie Jones
Replied On July 23, 2007 05:51 PM

Great customer service as usual. Thanks.

Eddie Jones
Replied On July 23, 2007 06:00 PM

One other thing -- when I hover over the column header with the mouse, the asterisk disappears.

haneefm [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 23, 2007 06:33 PM

Hi Eddie,

Thank you for your update.

I am afraid that i was not able to reproduce the issue in your sample. Also i have created a simple sample to test this issue and it is available in the following link,.

Sample : GDBGHeaderDrawing.zip

Please have a look at the above sample and if still the issue exists, could you please try reproducing it in the above sample or send us the reproducing steps that we could sort out the cause of the issue and provide you a solution?

Best regards,
Haneef

Eddie Jones
Replied On July 24, 2007 03:53 PM

Thanks, Haneef.

I got it working. I had the order of the DrawString and Draw methods reversed.

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