AppearanceObject.BackColor Property

Gets or sets the background color if the AppearanceObject.BackColor2 property's value is Color.Empty. Otherwise, it specifies the gradient's starting color.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[XtraSerializableProperty]
[DXCategory("Appearance")]
public Color BackColor { get; set; }
<XtraSerializableProperty>
<DXCategory("Appearance")>
Public Property BackColor As Color

Property Value

Type Description
Color

A Color object specifying the background color.

Remarks

The BackColor property specifies the background color if the AppearanceObject.BackColor2 property value is Color.Empty. Otherwise, it specifies the gradient's starting color.

If the AppearanceOptions.UseBackColor property is set to false and the appearance object has a parent, the parent's background color is used. Use the AppearanceObject.GetBackColor method to obtain the background color specified by the appearance object's settings.

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.

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