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RepositoryItem.Appearance Property

Gets the appearance settings used to paint the editor when it’s enabled.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual AppearanceObject Appearance { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object which provides the appearance setting used to paint the editor when it’s enabled.


Use the Appearance property to specify the editor’s background and foreground colors, font settings, etc.

To specify the appearance settings used to paint the disabled editor (see RepositoryItem.Enabled), use the RepositoryItem.AppearanceDisabled property. Additionally, it’s possible to specify the appearance of the currently focused editor. Use the RepositoryItem.AppearanceFocused property for this purpose.


The AppearanceObject.BackColor2, AppearanceObject.Image, AppearanceObject.GradientMode properties can be ignored for certain editor types that are not designed to use these appearance settings. For instance, these properties are not in effect for TextEdit with all its descendants (ButtonEdit, TimeEdit, DateEdit etc) or RadioGroup editors.

The AppearanceObject.BorderColor property is partly in effect for certain editors and is only noticeable if the editor’s UserLookAndFeel.UseDefaultLookAndFeel property equals false and the UserLookAndFeel.Style is set to Flat.

For more information on appearances, see the Application Appearance and Skin Colors document.

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