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CustomDrawEventArgs.Appearance Property

Gets the painted element’s appearance settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Grid


public virtual AppearanceObject Appearance { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object specifying the painted element’s appearance settings.


Each element within a View is painted using specific appearance settings (background and foreground colors, gradient mode, font, text alignment, etc). Appearance settings in the Grid Control are represented by AppearanceObject objects.

The Appearance property can be used in a number of ways:

  • Read the Appearance property’s attributes to custom paint an element using the default settings. In this case, you should set the CustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property to true to stop the default painting mechanism from clearing your paintings.
  • Change specific attributes of the Appearance property and leave the CustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property set to false. This forces the View to paint the element using the default painting mechanism, but with the modified style settings.
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