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AppearanceOptionsEx Class

Provides appearance options.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v23.2.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Utils, DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public class AppearanceOptionsEx :

The following members return AppearanceOptionsEx objects:


The AppearanceOptionsEx class provides Boolean options that determine which appearance settings should be used to paint an element. This class is derived from the AppearanceOptions class and extends its functionality by introducing the AppearanceOptionsEx.HighPriority option which allows a higher priority to be specified for the appearance object.

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 and appearance options, see the Appearances document.

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