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How to replace Row Header icon with another icon in WinForms Grid?

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Replace the default rowheader triangle icon with another icon

By default, GridDataBoundGrid displays a triangle in the row header cell of the currently selected row. Refer to the following screenshot.

Show the rowheader with triangle icon


You can achieve this by changing the row header BaseStyleMap to Header and handling the PrepareViewStyleInfo events. In PrepareViewStyleInfo, you can also change the e.Style.Text (for text) or the e.Style.BackgroundImage (for images).

Refer to the following code example for changing BaseStyleMap.


private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  this.gridDataBoundGrid1.BaseStylesMap["Row Header"].StyleInfo.CellType = "Header";
  // BackgroundImageMode used to size to fit the image within the cell rectangle.
  this.gridDataBoundGrid1.BaseStylesMap["Row Header"].StyleInfo.BackgroundImageMode = GridBackgroundImageMode.StretchImage;
  this.gridDataBoundGrid1.PrepareViewStyleInfo += new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventHandler(this.gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo);


Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
   Me.gridDataBoundGrid1.BaseStylesMap("Row Header").StyleInfo.CellType = "Header"
   Me.gridDataBoundGrid1.BaseStylesMap("Row Header").StyleInfo.BackgroundImageMode = GridBackgroundImageMode.StretchImage
   AddHandler gridDataBoundGrid1.PrepareViewStyleInfo, AddressOf gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo
End Sub

Refer to the following code example for changing text or image in PrepareViewStyleInfo.


private void gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs e)
   if(e.ColIndex == 0 && this.gridDataBoundGrid1.CurrentCell.HasCurrentCellAt(e.RowIndex))
      e.Style.BackgroundImage = SystemIcons.Warning.ToBitmap();


Private Sub gridDataBoundGrid1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs) Handles gridDataBoundGrid1.PrepareViewStyleInfo
  If e.ColIndex = 0 AndAlso   Me.gridDataBoundGrid1.CurrentCell.HasCurrentCellAt(e.RowIndex) Then
     e.Style.BackgroundImage = SystemIcons.Asterisk.ToBitmap()
  End If
End Sub

The following screenshot displays the RowHeader replaced with another image and text.

Show the rowheader replaced with different image



I hope you enjoyed learning on how to replace the default RowHeader icon with another icon in WinForms Grid.

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