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PivotCustomDrawEventArgs.Appearance Property

Gets the painted element’s appearance settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid


public AppearanceObject Appearance { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object which provides the painted element’s appearance settings.


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

  • To read the Appearance property’s attributes to custom paint an element using the default settings. In this case, you should set the PivotCustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property to true to stop the default painting mechanism from drawing over your paintings.
  • To change specific attributes of the Appearance property and leave the PivotCustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property set to false. This forces the Pivot Grid Control to paint the element using the default painting mechanism but with the modified appearance settings.


If you try to access the Appearance property while an asynchronous operation is being performed, an exception will be thrown. When the operation is in progress, use the PivotCustomDrawThreadSafeEventArgs.Appearance property exposed by a thread-safe event parameter instead. To access the thread-safe event parameter, use the PivotCustomDrawEventArgs.ThreadSafeArgs property. To determine whether an asynchronous operation is being performed, use the pivot grid’s IThreadSafeAccessible.IsAsyncInProgress property. For more information, see Asynchronous Mode.

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