Alpha Blending and Background Images
The vertical grid controls (VGridControl and PropertyGridControl) provide control over alpha blending, which allows you to give visual elements (rows, empty area, etc.) varying degrees of transparency.
The way to implement alpha blending is to assign a background image to the control via the BackgroundImage property, and 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: