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Gradient background for entire grid

Is there any way to set the grid so that it displays a single gradient background for the entire grid? I've tried setting the Interior property of the TableStyle to a gradient brush, but that just applies the same gradient brush to each of the cells in the grid. What I really want to do is set a gradient background such that the background starts with the first color in the first row and blends to the point where it displays the second color in the last row.

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CB Clay Burch Syncfusion Team August 20, 2002 03:31 PM

One thing you could try is to create a bitmap that has the gradient that you want to see, and then set this bitmap as the backgroundimage. Here are some code snippets. int width = this.gridControl1.Bounds.Width; int height = this.gridControl1.Bounds.Height; Bitmap bm = new Bitmap(width, height); Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(bm); LinearGradientBrush brush = new LinearGradientBrush(this.gridControl1.Bounds, Color.FromArgb(255, 250, 200), Color.FromArgb(128, 20, 20), LinearGradientMode.BackwardDiagonal); g.FillRectangle(brush, 0, 0, width, width); this.BackgroundImage = bm; gridControl1.SupportsTransparentBackColor = true; gridControl1.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(25, 204, 212, 230 ); gridControl1.TableStyle.Interior = new Syncfusion.Drawing.BrushInfo(Color.FromArgb(50, 204, 212, 230)); gridControl1.Properties.BackgroundColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 204, 212, 230 ); One thing you would probably need to do is to resize (re-create) the bitmap whenever the grid is resized.


TP Tony Perkins August 22, 2002 08:21 AM

Worked like a champ. Thanks!

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