.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

Fill.PatternColor Property

Gets or sets the cell shading color.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v20.2.Core.dll


Color PatternColor { get; set; }
Property PatternColor As Color

Property Value

Type Description

A Color value that is the cell shading color.


To specify the cell background characteristics, use the Fill.BackgroundColor, Fill.PatternType and PatternColor properties of the Fill object.

Note that the PatternColor property influences a cell's appearance if the cell background pattern is other than PatternType.Solid or PatternType.None.

To access the Fill object, use the Formatting.Fill property.

For examples on how to specify the format for an individual cell and cell range or modify a style, refer to the How to: Format a Cell or Range of Cells or How to: Create or Modify a Style document.

To specify the cell font color, use the SpreadsheetFont.Color property of the SpreadsheetFont object accessed via the Formatting.Font property. For details, review the How to: Change Cell Font and Background Color example.


The following example specifies font and background colors for an individual cell and cell range:

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
using System.Drawing;
// ...

// Format an individual cell.
worksheet.Cells["A1"].Font.Color = Color.Red;
worksheet.Cells["A1"].FillColor = Color.Yellow;

// Format a cell range.
CellRange range = worksheet.Range["C3:D4"];
Formatting rangeFormatting = range.BeginUpdateFormatting();
rangeFormatting.Font.Color = Color.Blue;
rangeFormatting.Fill.BackgroundColor = Color.LightBlue;
rangeFormatting.Fill.PatternType = PatternType.LightHorizontal;
rangeFormatting.Fill.PatternColor = Color.Violet;
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