Check Back color of cell

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  1. Lee
    Lee avatar
    2 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2010

    Posted 20 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Okay, I'm successfully changing the backcolor of cells in my grid based on the data being populated.

    What I want to do now is when a button is clicked, check to see if any of the cells still have a red background.

    However, I cannot seem to get any property that will tell me if the cell has a background color of Color.Red.

    Here is the code I've been trying:

    for (int iRow = 0; iRow < ProductsRadGridView.Rows.Count; iRow++)
              for (int iCell = 2; iCell < 6; iCell++)
                        if (ProductsRadGridView.Rows[iRow].Cells[iCell].Style.BackColor == Color.Red)


                        //valid = false;
                        //MessageBox.Show("One or more Line Item Values needs modification. Please make the necessary change.);
                        //return valid;

    However, the Style.BackColor returns some ambigous name called "ControlDarkDark". This is the value regardless of the back color.

    How can I check what the back color really is?


  2. Stefan
    Stefan avatar
    2908 posts

    Posted 23 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Lee,

    Thank you for writing.

    The approach that you are using will not return any valid results, since the visual cells are being reused, due to the UI virtualization of RadGridView. I will suggest, when you change a cell BackColor to red, also to modify the cell Tag in the CellFormatting event, and then when iterating the grid cells, check the Tag value, to determine if the cell is red or not. Here is an example:
    void radGridView1_CellFormatting(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.CellFormattingEventArgs e)
        if (e.RowIndex > -1 && e.ColumnIndex > -1)
            if (e.ColumnIndex == 1 && e.RowIndex % 2 == 0)
                e.CellElement.BackColor = Color.Red;
                e.CellElement.NumberOfColors = 1;
                e.CellElement.DrawFill = true;
                radGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex].Tag = true;
                radGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex].Tag = null;
                e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.BackColorProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
                e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.NumberOfColorsProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
                e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.DrawFillProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
    private void radButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        int redCells = 0;
        for (int iRow = 0; iRow < radGridView1.Rows.Count; iRow++)
            for (int iCell = 0; iCell < 3; iCell++)
                if (Convert.ToBoolean(radGridView1.Rows[iRow].Cells[iCell].Tag))
        MessageBox.Show(redCells + " cells are red");

    I hope that the provided information addresses your question. Should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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