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RepositoryItem.AppearanceReadOnly Property

Gets appearance settings used to paint the read-only editor.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual AppearanceObject AppearanceReadOnly { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object which provides the appearance settings used to paint the read-only editor.


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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