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RepositoryItem.AppearanceFocused Property

Gets appearance settings used to paint the current editor when it is focused.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual AppearanceObject AppearanceFocused { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

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


The editor’s appearance settings are controlled by the RepositoryItem.Appearance property. Use the AppearanceFocused property to specify the appearance of the current editor when it’s focused.

To specify the appearance of the editor when it’s disabled, use the RepositoryItem.AppearanceDisabled property.

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


In Advanced Mode or when the WXI Skin is applied, use the Appearance.BackColor property to specify the editor’s background color. Other appearance settings that specify the background color of the editor in different states are ignored (for example, the AppearanceReadOnly.BackColor, AppearanceFocused.BackColor, AppearanceDisabled.BackColor).

if (textEdit1.Properties.ReadOnly) {
    textEdit1.Properties.Appearance.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
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