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How do I change the Backcolor of a single cell in a GridDataBoundGrid?


In a GridDataBoundGrid, you cannot set cell specific properties like BackColor (other than CellValue or Text) using an indexer like this.gridDataBoundGrid[8,10].BackColor=Color.Red. The reason is that in a GridDataBoundGrid, the only data storage is the bound datasource. That only holds a single value. It does not hold TextColor, or Backcolor, or any of the other many cell specific properties. So, in order to set cell specific properties in a GridDataBoundGrid, you must catch the PrepareViewStyleInfo event (or Model.QueryCellInfo event). In your handler, you check e.RowIndex and e.ColIndex, and if these point to the cell you want to change, you set e.Style to the value you want.


private void gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(object sender, GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs e)


if(e.ColIndex == 2 && e.RowIndex == 2)


e.Style.BackColor = Color.Red;




Private Sub gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(sender As Object, e As GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs)

If e.ColIndex = 2 And e.RowIndex = 2 Then

e.Style.BackColor = Color.Red

End If

End Sub



Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
458 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 WinForms GridDataBoundGrid(Classic)
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