Provides Grid default preferences.

Namespace: Dapfor.Net.Ui
Assembly: Dapfor.Net (in Dapfor.Net.dll) Version: (


public sealed class Preferences
Visual Basic
Public NotInheritable Class Preferences
Visual C++
public ref class Preferences sealed
type Preferences =  class end


.Net Grid applies different styles for even and odd rows, enabling the programmer to his own color styles and even gradient colors via via Grid.Appearance, via Header.Appearance and Column.Appearance property.

.Net Grid uses appearance inheritance. By default, colors and styles for all grids are taken from Dapfor.Net.Ui.Preferences class. However, these preferences can be overridden for every grid separately via Grid.Appearance property. Then, every Header and Column can override previously set appearance for every hierarchical level individually. And finally, you can also use Row.Appearance and Cell.Appearance properties to change individual appearance of rows and cells, but using of these properties may require allocation of a significant volume of memory.

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public void CellAppearance(Grid grid)
    grid.Rows.Add(new Product());
    Row row = grid.Rows[0];

    //Set appearance for even and odd rows on all hierarchical levels
    grid.Appearance.EvenRows.BackColor = Color.Gray;
    grid.Appearance.OddRows.BackColor = Color.Black;

    //Set appearance for even and odd rows on the top hierarchical level
    grid.Headers[0].Appearance.EvenRows.BackColor = Color.Gray;
    grid.Headers[0].Appearance.OddRows.BackColor = Color.Black;

    //Set a back color for cell
    row["Price"].Appearance.BackColor = Color.Green;

If you are interested in maximum performance of the grid, you should subscribe for Grid.PaintCell event to change appearance instead of setting Row.Appearance and Cell.Appearance properties:

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grid.PaintCell += delegate(object sender, PaintCellEventArgs e)
    //custom paint...
    e.Appearance.BackColor = Color.Red;
    e.Font = SystemFonts.MenuFont;

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