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Custom Cell Drawing

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69092 Oct 13,2007 06:21 AM UTC Oct 17,2007 12:12 AM UTC WinForms 2
Tags: GridControl
Asked On October 13, 2007 06:21 AM UTC


I have written a user control that embeds within it a sync fusion grid. I am trying to use the grid in virtual mode, and the model for the data is in a custom object model - I am not using te model on the gridcontrol itself.

Te problem I have is I need to get involved in how a cell is drawn. Depending on certain conditions, I might want to draw two pieces of text in a single cell, one with a different background to the other piece of text. I was hoping I could override DrawCell, but I'm not sure how to go about that now. I'm also wondering if it would be simpler to create a CustomCell instead?

Any advice on the *simplest* way of achieving what I want would be most appreciated.



Replied On October 14, 2007 01:18 PM UTC


I am drawing text very simply by first painting the background and then painting the text on OnDrawCell:

e.Graphics.DrawString(value, font, new SolidBrush(value.Style.TextColor), e.Bounds);

The problem I now have is that the borders on the cells are showing. If I let the grid draw itself, handling only QueryCellInfo, I can switch off the border to each cell using the following:

style.Borders.All = GridBorder.Empty;
style.CellAppearance = GridCellAppearance.Flat;

Where style is a reference to the TableStyle on my grid.

Any advice on how to deal with the borders?



haneefm [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 17, 2007 12:12 AM UTC

Hi Nick,

Please try setting the Borders property in a PrepareViewStyleInfo event.Below are the codes:

e.Style.Borders.All = GridBorder.Empty;

Best regards,


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