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DevExpress offers you multiple ways to customize ASPxGridView appearance.
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Classes
Use cascading style sheet (CSS) classes. CSS styles define how elements are rendered, as well as their position on the page. This provides you with centralized control over the appearance of several controls or the entire web site. ASPxGridView ships with a number of predefined themes. You can also create your own themes.
ASPxGridView provides multiple styles, so you can customize the appearance of individual elements and manage the grid's overall appearance. Each style property has a number of attributes that allow you to customize element appearance to the maximum extent allowed by web browsers. These attributes include: colors, font, borders, content alignment, text attributes, etc.
These styles can be accessed via the ASPxGridView.Styles property. The styles used to paint the pager, grid editors and Filter Control can be accessed via the ASPxGridView.StylesPager, ASPxGridView.StylesEditors and ASPxGridBase.StylesFilterControl properties respectively.
Grid columns provide their own styles used to paint their headers (GridViewColumn.HeaderStyle), data and footer cells (GridViewColumn.CellStyle and GridViewColumn.FooterCellStyle), etc. These styles override corresponding ASPxGridView styles.
Allows you to customize the appearance of individual cells and/or rows. In this instance, you should handle the ASPxGridView.HtmlDataCellPrepared and/or ASPxGridView.HtmlRowPrepared events, and specify style settings used to paint required cells and/or rows. For an example, see How to: Change the Style Settings of Individual Data Cells.