cell styles not working [part -2]

ankit goel 746 Reputation points

Hi ,


            this.EnableHeadersVisualStyles = false;
            this.ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 9.75F, FontStyle.Bold); // HEADER FONT BOLD 
            this.AutoSizeColumnsMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnsMode.Fill; // fill the blank area 
            this.BackgroundColor = Color.FromArgb(250, 243, 198); // extra area color 
            this.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionBackColor = Color.FromArgb(168, 201, 170); // full row select color to green
            this.RowsDefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(250, 243, 198);
// rows back color 
            this.ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(250, 243, 198); // change back color of header cells
         this.SelectionMode = DataGridViewSelectionMode.FullRowSelect;

  protected override void OnCellFormatting(DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs e)

            if (e.Value != null && e.RowIndex >= 0 && e.ColumnIndex >= 0)
                Font newFont = new Font(e.CellStyle.Font.FontFamily, 11, e.CellStyle.Font.Style | FontStyle.Bold);
                e.CellStyle.Font = newFont;

        protected override void OnEditingControlShowing(DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
            // only place where it is working 
            e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 0); // change cell color to black 
            e.CellStyle.ForeColor = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 255); // change cell color to white  

            Font currentFont = e.CellStyle.Font;
            Font newFont = new Font(currentFont.FontFamily, 11, currentFont.Style | FontStyle.Bold);
            e.CellStyle.Font = newFont;


  protected override void OnCellEndEdit(DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)



            this.CurrentCell.Style.ForeColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 0);

  protected override void OnCellLeave(DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
            this.CurrentCell.Style.ForeColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 0);


The above is the code i am using to create cell styles in datagridview . The only problem left in this , is that the white forecolor which gets set during the oneditingcontrolshowing cannot gets changed untill the row gets changed . i tried changing it in the oncellendedit and even in cell leave but it doesn't change . Can you please suggest why the white forecolor don't gets changed untill focus leaves the current row .

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  1. Jiale Xue - MSFT 13,506 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @ankit goel , Welcome to Microsoft Q&A,

    After unremitting efforts, I seem to have found the goal.

    Give this property a try.

    this.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionForeColor = Color.Black; //Set the text color of the selected cell to black

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