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Using VS2010 VB.NET, I have a datagridview (dgv) where I set the background color of cells according to a certain value. This particular cell does not store any information and therefore I can not use the data in that cell to determine the background color.

My current attempts are a complete failure and MSDN is only particular to "setting" and not "getting" the background color of a cell.

Code I've tried

if dgvNotes.Rows(clickedCell.RowIndex).Cells(1).Style.BackColor.ToString = "Red" then

if dgvNotes.Rows(clickedCell.RowIndex).Cells(1).Style.BackColor = Color.Red then

I am not able to find much information on the topic as most of the posts on various coding sites focusses on "setting" the background color.

Is there any way that I can determine cell background color after the dgv was populated ?

Updated 24-May-14 2:34am
Kenneth Haugland 24-May-14 9:04am    
This looks like WinForms? or is it WPF?
Tino Fourie 24-May-14 9:40am    
WinForms... I thought that "VS2010 VB.Net" would be enough not to confuse other members between WPF and VB. My bad if it was not clear enough though.
Kenneth Haugland 24-May-14 9:55am    
WPF can be used with C++ C# and VB.NET so you need to be spesific.

1 solution

Dim CellBkColor As System.Drawing.Color = dgvNotes.Rows(e.RowIndex).Cells(1).Style.BackColor

That is the solution I was looking. Originally from[^]
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