Backcolor-Qs

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    Backcolor-Qs

    hi

    may i ask Q please
    1- how can i change the backcolor for mainmenu
    2-how can i change the backcolor for DataGrid
    3-can i change the form of the Form to my own if yes how ?

    thank u

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    Please can any body answer me if that possible or not , even if u don't know how!!!!

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    1- how can i change the backcolor for mainmenu

    You can make it ownerdrawn and override the OnPaint method.

    2-how can i change the backcolor for DataGrid

    Propably the same method, don't know for sure though.

    3-can i change the form of the Form to my own if yes how ?

    Yes, but I think that would involve some WINAPI routines with region.
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    thank u very much Mr nvoigt


    but would u please explain the first part with example because i am a bigner in C#( i couldn't understand u)

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    1) Very difficult. Menus are such an integral part that they don't allow much interference from the application. However, you can make an owner-drawn menu. This means that you draw the menu items yourself. You can use this to draw them with a different background, but you must otherwise emulate Windows.

    2) Doesn't the DataGrid simply have a background property?
    I find
    DataGrid.BackgroundColor
    DataGrid.BackColor
    DataGrid.AlternateBackColor
    Those should suffice.

    3) By giving the form a region. Every class deriving from Control has a Region property of type Region, which specifies the displayed region of the control. Using complex regions you can create weird windows, like the DivX player does.
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