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AppearanceObject Class

Represents an appearance object.

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

The AppearanceObject class represents properties, events and methods used to customize the look and feel of an object's contents. Properties specify fore and back color, gradient background, font, pen, brush, etc. Methods and events are used to control the display of an object's contents.

Note

When an AppearanceObject's style setting (e.g., BackColor, ForeColor, Font and TextOptions.HAlignment) is set to a non-default value, the corresponding Use... option (e.g., Options.UseBackColor, Options.UseForeColor, Options.UseFont and Options.UseTextOptions) is automatically set to true. This happens only in the following cases:

  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a control/component (or its element), and this control/component has been completely loaded (see the control's IsLoading property to check the load status).
  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a grid column/band or tree list column/band, and the column/band belongs to a grid/tree list control.
  • The AppearanceObject is standalone, i.e., it does not belong to any control or component.

For more information on appearances, see the Appearances document.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    AppearanceObject
       DevExpress.XtraBars.Alerter.AppearanceCaptionObject
       AppearanceObjectEx
       DevExpress.XtraBars.BarItemAppearance
       DevExpress.XtraDiagram.DiagramAppearanceObject
       DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.Printing.ExportAppearanceObject
       HyperlinkLabelControlAppearanceObject
       LabelControlAppearanceObject
       DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository.ProgressBarAppearanceObject

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