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GridOptionsSelection.EnableAppearanceFocusedCell Property

Gets or sets whether the appearance settings for focused cell are enabled.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.Grid, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual bool EnableAppearanceFocusedCell { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean true

true if the appearance settings for focused cell are enabled; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to EnableAppearanceFocusedCell
.OptionsSelection .EnableAppearanceFocusedCell


The EnableAppearanceFocusedCell property specifies whether the appearance settings specified by the GridViewAppearances.FocusedCell property are in effect.

If the focused cell is a custom painted cell or its appearance settings are specified in the GridView.RowCellStyle event handler, setting the EnableAppearanceFocusedCell property has no effect.

Refer to the Appearance and Conditional Formatting document for more information on customizing the appearance settings of individual cells.


This example customizes appearance settings of the focused cell:


// Make the grid read-only.
gridView1.OptionsBehavior.Editable = false;
// Prevent the focused cell from being highlighted.
gridView1.OptionsSelection.EnableAppearanceFocusedCell = false;
// Draw a dotted focus rectangle around the entire row.
gridView1.FocusRectStyle = DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid.DrawFocusRectStyle.RowFocus;

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