.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
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GradientFill Interface

Contains characteristics required to create a gradient fill.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v20.1.Core.dll

Declaration

public interface GradientFill
Public Interface GradientFill

Remarks

An object that exposes the GradientFill is available via the Fill.Gradient property.

Use the GradientFill.Type to specify a gradient type and set properties based on the selected type. To create a linear gradient, the GradientFill.Degree and the GradientFill.Stops properties are required. For the path gradient, specify the GradientFill.Stops, GradientFill.RectangleLeft, GradientFill.RectangleRight, GradientFill.RectangleTop and the GradientFill.RectangleBottom properties.

This example demonstrates how to fill a cell background with a color gradient of the linear type. Use the Formatting.Fill property to access the Fill object that specifies the background fill of a cell or a range. Specify the Fill.FillType to the FillType.Gradient type and specify the gradient characteristics - tilt and two color stops. Only two color stops with positions of 0 and 1 are currently supported.

// Specify a linear gradient fill for a cell.
Fill fillA1 = worksheet.Cells["A1"].Fill;
fillA1.FillType = FillType.Gradient;
fillA1.Gradient.Type = GradientFillType.Linear;
// Set the tilt for the gradient line in degrees.
// 90 degree angle defines a color transition from the top to the bottom.
fillA1.Gradient.Degree = 90;
// Specify two gradient colors. 
// The position of a color stop should be either 0 (start) or 1 (end).
fillA1.Gradient.Stops.Add(0, Color.Yellow);
fillA1.Gradient.Stops.Add(1, Color.SkyBlue);

// Specify a linear gradient fill for a range.
worksheet.Range["C3:F8"].Fill.FillType = FillType.Gradient;
GradientFill rangeGradient1 = worksheet.Range["C3:F8"].Fill.Gradient;
rangeGradient1.Type = GradientFillType.Linear;
// Set the tilt for the gradient line in degrees.
// 45 degree angle defines a color transition from top left to bottom right.
rangeGradient1.Degree = 45;
// Specify two gradient colors. 
// The position of a color stop should be either 0 (start) or 1 (end).
GradientStopCollection rangeStops1 = rangeGradient1.Stops;
rangeStops1.Add(0, Color.BlanchedAlmond);
rangeStops1.Add(1, Color.Blue);

This example demonstrates how to fill a cell background with a color gradient of the path type. Use the Formatting.Fill property to access the Fill object that specifies the background fill of a cell or a range. Specify the Fill.FillType to the GradientFillType.Path type and specify the gradient characteristics - convergence and two color stops. Only two color stops with positions of 0 and 1 are currently supported.

To create a gradient with a shading style "From center" (MS Excel term), set all convergence positions (left, right, top, bottom) to 0.5, as illustrated in the following example.

// Specify a path gradient fill for a cell.
Fill fillB1 = worksheet.Cells["A3"].Fill;
fillB1.FillType = FillType.Gradient;
GradientFill cellGradient = fillB1.Gradient;
cellGradient.Type = GradientFillType.Path;
// Set the relative position of a convergence point.
cellGradient.RectangleLeft = 0f;
cellGradient.RectangleRight = 0f;
cellGradient.RectangleTop = 0.5f;
cellGradient.RectangleBottom = 0.5f;
// Specify two gradient colors. 
// The position of a color stop should be either 0 (start) or 1 (end).
GradientStopCollection cellStops2 = cellGradient.Stops;
cellStops2.Add(0, Color.Yellow);
cellStops2.Add(1, Color.Red);

// Specify a path gradient fill for a range.
worksheet.Range["C13:F18"].Fill.FillType = FillType.Gradient;
GradientFill rangeGradient2 = worksheet.Range["C13:f18"].Fill.Gradient;
rangeGradient2.Type = GradientFillType.Path;
// Set the relative position of a convergence point.
rangeGradient2.RectangleLeft = 0.5f;
rangeGradient2.RectangleRight = 0.5f;
rangeGradient2.RectangleTop = 0.5f;
rangeGradient2.RectangleBottom = 0.5f;
// Specify two gradient colors. 
// The position of a color stop should be either 0 (start) or 1 (end).
GradientStopCollection rangeStops2 = rangeGradient2.Stops;
rangeStops2.Add(0, Color.Orange);
rangeStops2.Add(1, Color.Green);
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