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How to: Custom draw cells

The following sample code handles the TreeList.CustomDrawNodeCell event. It is used to perform custom painting of node cells. All node cells are painted in the same manner.

The image below illustrates the result of executing the sample code.

CustomDraw - NodeCell

using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Drawing2D;
using DevExpress.XtraTreeList;

private void treeList1_CustomDrawNodeCell(object sender, CustomDrawNodeCellEventArgs e) {
    // Create brushes for cells.
    Brush backBrush, foreBrush;
    if (e.Node != (sender as TreeList).FocusedNode)
        backBrush = e.Cache.GetGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.PapayaWhip, Color.PeachPuff, LinearGradientMode.ForwardDiagonal);
        foreBrush = Brushes.Black;
        backBrush = Brushes.DarkBlue;
        foreBrush = e.Cache.GetSolidBrush(Color.PeachPuff);
    // Fill the background.
    e.Cache.FillRectangle(backBrush, e.Bounds);
    // Paint the node value.
    e.Cache.DrawString(e.CellText, e.Appearance.Font, foreBrush, e.Bounds,

    // Prohibit default painting.
    e.Handled = true;