TreeList.NodeCellStyle Event

Allows you to customize the appearance of individual cells.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraTreeList

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v21.1.dll


public event GetCustomNodeCellStyleEventHandler NodeCellStyle

Event Data

The NodeCellStyle event's data class is GetCustomNodeCellStyleEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Appearance Gets the appearance settings used to paint the cell currently being processed.
Column Gets a column to which the cell processed by an event belongs. Inherited from CellEventArgs.
Node Gets the current Tree List node. Inherited from NodeEventArgs.


The NodeCellStyle event raises when a cell is about to be displayed. You can identify the cell by NodeEventArgs.Node and CellEventArgs.Column event arguments. To customize the appearance settings, use the GetCustomNodeCellStyleEventArgs.Appearance property. For more information on appearances, see the Appearances document.


Do not change cell values, modify the control’s layout, or change the control’s object model in the events used for custom control painting. Actions that update the layout can cause the control to malfunction.

If you need to completely redraw a cell, handle the TreeList.CustomDrawNodeCell event.


The following sample code handles the TreeList.NodeCellStyle event to modify the appearance of the “Budget“ column’s cells whose values are greater than 500,000.

Styles - GetCustomNodeCellStyle

using DevExpress.XtraTreeList;

private void treeList1_NodeCellStyle(object sender, GetCustomNodeCellStyleEventArgs e) {
   // Modify the appearance settings used to paint the "Budget" column's cells
   // whose values are greater than 500,000.
   if (e.Column.FieldName != "Budget") return;
   if (Convert.ToInt32(e.Node.GetValue(e.Column.AbsoluteIndex)) > 500000) {
      e.Appearance.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(80, 255, 0, 255);
      e.Appearance.ForeColor = Color.White;
      e.Appearance.FontStyleDelta = FontStyle.Bold;
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