Alpha Blending and Background Images
The Grid Control provides control over alpha blending, which allows you to give visual elements (rows, column headers, group panel, empty area, etc.) various degrees of transparency.
To implement alpha blending, assign a background image to the control using the BackgroundImage property. Then customize the background colors of the control’s visual elements, to allow the image to be seen through the elements.
See the following topics to learn more.
Implement Alpha Blending Using Appearances
This approach allows you to enhance the appearance of the grid control by assigning transparent colors to the control elements. To learn how to customize the appearance of specific elements, refer to the Appearances Overview topic.
Implement Alpha Blending Using Custom Painting
This approach allows you to enhance the grid control appearance by handling custom painting events, to paint View elements with transparent brushes and pens.