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How to draw text, on top of the Grid like a watermark?

You can achieve this by deriving the Grid and overriding the OnPaint method. During override, call the baseclass, and then use e.Graphics.DrawString to draw the string.

C#

VB

After applying the properties, the Grid is displayed as follows.

Figure 1: Drawing text on grid like a watermark

Sample Links

CS: WaterMark_Text

VB: WaterMark_Text

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
612 04/30/2011 02/12/2016 Windows Forms GridControl
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