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RepositoryItemLookUpEdit.CustomDrawCell Event

Provides the capability to perform custom painting of grid cells in the drop-down.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public event LookUpCustomDrawCellEventHandler CustomDrawCell

Event Data

The CustomDrawCell event's data class is DevExpress.XtraEditors.Popup.LookUpCustomDrawCellArgs.


The CustomDrawCell event fires each time a grid cell in the drop-down is about to be painted, and allows you to specify custom appearance settings or perform custom painting.

The code snippet below shows how to set a custom background color for cells in odd rows.

void rtLookUpEdit_CustomDrawCell(object sender, DevExpress.XtraEditors.Popup.LookUpCustomDrawCellArgs e) {
    if (e.IsRowSelected) return;
    if ((e.RowIndex % 2) == 0) return;
    e.Appearance.BackColor = Color.LightGray;

The figure below shows the result.


You can also perform custom cell painting using the Graphics argument. Note that the Handled argument must be set to true in this case to prevent the default painting.

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