.NET Framework - Datagridview column header formatting

Asked By Steve on 22-May-08 10:06 PM
Hi All

I am using VB.net 2005 windows forms

I use the Datagridview.cellformatting event to change the colours of
individual cells as required and all works fine

How can I do the same for the datagridview column headers?
I would like to change the forecolor value for individual column headers as
required, so the Headertext displays in the required colour

There is no columnheader cellformatting event that I can find


jeta replied on 23-May-08 02:48 AM
Hi Steve ,

I think you can change individual header cell text color by using the code
snippet below:

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
Me.dataGridView1.EnableHeadersVisualStyles = False
Me.dataGridView1.Columns(0).HeaderCell.Style.ForeColor = Color.Blue
End Sub 'Form1_Load

We should set DataGridView.EnableHeadersVisualStyles to false so that
XP/Vista theme will not be used to paint the header cell style.

If you want to perform advanced customization to header cells in the
DataGridView, you should handle DataGridView.CellPainting event and provide
customized painting code when DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs.RowIndex
equals -1(which means the header row). The link below contains sample code:
DataGridView Control"

Hope this helps.

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Steve replied on 23-May-08 07:32 PM

Thanks for the help

Solved the problem