AppearanceObject.BorderColor Property

Gets or sets the border color.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v21.1.dll


public Color BorderColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Color object specifying the border color.


Setting the BorderColor property to Color.Empty automatically sets the appearance object’s AppearanceOptions.UseBorderColor property to false. If this property is set to false and the current appearance has a parent, the parent’s border color is used.

The code below shows how to set a custom border color for a button.

simpleButton1.BorderStyle = DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.BorderStyles.Office2003;
simpleButton1.Appearance.BorderColor = Color.Red;
simpleButton1.Appearance.Options.UseBorderColor = true;

Use the AppearanceObject.GetBorderColor method to obtain the border 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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