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CustomDrawEventArgs.Appearance Property

Gets the painted element’s appearance settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.Events

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v22.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.VerticalGrid


public AppearanceObject Appearance { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object which provides the appearance settings used to paint an element.


Each element within a vertical grid is painted using specific appearance settings (background and foreground colors, gradient mode, font, text alignment, etc). Appearance settings 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, the CustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property should be set to true to stop the default painting mechanism from painting over your paintings.
  • Change specific attributes of the Appearance property and leave the CustomDrawEventArgs.Handled property set to false. This forces the vertical grid to paint the element using the default painting mechanism but with the modified appearance settings.
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