How to Change the Backcolor of a Single Row in Windows Forms GridDataBoundGrid(Classic)

28 Apr 2021 / 1 minute to read

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How to Change the BackColor of a Single Row

In GridDataBoundGrid, you cannot set row specific properties like BackColor using Model.RowStyles member. The reason is that in GridDataBoundGrid, the only data storage is the bound datasource. There is no row specific storage allocated.

This code does not work.

//Sets backcolor of  Row 3.
'Sets backcolor of  Row 3.

So, in order to set row specific properties in GridDataBoundGrid, you must catch PrepareViewStyleInfo event (or Model.QueryCellInfo event). In your handler, check e.RowIndex and if it points to the row you want to color, set e.Style to the value you want (The e.ColIndex > 0 check in the code avoids coloring the header cell in the row).

private void gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(object sender, GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs e)
     if(e.ColIndex == 0 && e.RowIndex == 8) 
         e.Style.BackColor = Color.Red;
Private Sub gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs)
If e.ColIndex = 0 And e.RowIndex = 8 Then
e.Style.BackColor = Color.Red
End If
End Sub