I understand your concerns.
You are correct in your suspicions. There are two ways to customize cells in grid. The one is to use conditional formatting objects and the other is to process the CellFormatting
object. You can't access the VisualElement
of non visible cells, because of the virtualization used in RadGridView. Here
you can find more about this.
Actually, you are the first to request a different approach to customize cells. We will consider your suggestion when developing our future versions. Feel free to give us more details on the behavior you want to achieve.
Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to write me back.
the Telerik team
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