I would like to change the background color of a row when a certain task is being performed. Once that task has completed I would like to change it back. All the examples I have found subscribe to the RowFormatting event and then using the GridDataRowElement.Background property passed in with the RowFormattingEventArgs. The data is already loaded into the RadGridView control so the RowFormatting event will not fire. Even if it did, I think the code would look a lot cleaner if I could just change the color in my method without having to trigger an event. Is there any way to get the GridDataRowElement for a row without going through the RowFormatting event?