Le Viet Hung Le Viet Hung - 1 month ago 12
C# Question

changing row backcolor in datagridview

I have Problem with changing rows color in Windows Forms. I did it with Columns and tried the same for Rows but it didn't work. Can someone show me how to do it?

My Code so far:

public partial class Form1 : Form
{
public Form1()
{
InitializeComponent();
abc();
}

void abc()
{
DataTable hh = new DataTable();
hh.Columns.Add("1", typeof(string));
hh.Columns.Add("2", typeof(string));
hh.Columns.Add("3", typeof(string));

hh.Rows.Add(new object[] { "a", "b", "c" });
hh.Rows.Add(new object[] { "a1", "b1", "c1" });
hh.Rows.Add(new object[] { "a2", "b2", "c2" });

dataGridView1.DataSource = hh;

foreach (DataGridViewRow dr in dataGridView1.Rows) // trying to change all rows to orange
dr.DefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Orange; // but it doesn't work

dataGridView1.Rows[0].DefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Orange; // doesn't work
dataGridView1.Refresh();
dataGridView1.Update();

dataGridView1.Columns[0].DefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Beige; // this works


}
}

Answer

Use the Datagridview CellPainting event. Just copy this code there.

        if (e.RowIndex == -1)
        {
            SolidBrush br= new SolidBrush(Color.Blue);
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(br, e.CellBounds);
            e.PaintContent(e.ClipBounds);
            e.Handled = true;
        }
        else
        {
                SolidBrush br= new SolidBrush(Color.Orange);
                e.Graphics.FillRectangle(br, e.CellBounds);
                e.PaintContent(e.ClipBounds);
                e.Handled = true;

        }

The if checks if its a Header or not. Use the colors you want.. If you donĀ“t want to paint the header just erase all the code inside the if.

I you want a gradient backcolor tell me..

EDIT:

Here is a code to paint pair rows in one color and impairs in another. You must use the Cellpainting event too..

else
        {
            if (e.RowIndex % 2 == 0)
            {
                SolidBrush br = new SolidBrush(Color.Gainsboro);

                e.Graphics.FillRectangle(br, e.CellBounds);
                e.PaintContent(e.ClipBounds);
                e.Handled = true;
            }
            else
            {
                SolidBrush br = new SolidBrush(Color.White);
                e.Graphics.FillRectangle(br, e.CellBounds);
                e.PaintContent(e.ClipBounds);
                e.Handled = true;
            }
        }

EDIT 2: Where the cellpainting event is?

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