AppearanceObject Class

Represents an appearance object.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v21.1.dll

Declaration

public class AppearanceObject :
    IDisposable,
    ICloneable,
    IXtraSerializableLayoutEx,
    IXtraSerializable,
    ISupportDXSkinColorsSerialization

The following members accept/return AppearanceObject objects:

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Remarks

The AppearanceObject class represents properties, events and methods used to customize the look and feel of an object’s contents. Properties specify fore and back color, gradient background, font, pen, brush, etc. Methods and events are used to control the display of an object’s contents.

When an AppearanceObject’s style setting (for example, BackColor, ForeColor, Font and TextOptions.HAlignment) is set to a non-default value, the corresponding Options.Use… option (for instance, Options.UseBackColor, Options.UseForeColor, Options.UseFont and Options.UseTextOptions) is automatically set to true in the following cases:

  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a control/component (or its element), and this control/component has been completely loaded (see the control’s IsLoading property to check the load status);
  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a grid column/band or tree list column/band, and the column/band belongs to a grid/tree list control;
  • The AppearanceObject is standalone, that is, it does not belong to any control or component.

In other cases, the Options.Use… options are not automatically enabled. You may need to enable these options manually for the style settings to be in effect.

For more information on appearances, see the Appearances document.

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