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    Setting the Appearance of Grouped Rows
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    You can customize the appearance of the group headers and the grouped rows. For an introduction to the user interface for grouping, refer to Using Grouping.

    You can set up the display so that the items are shown initially all expanded or all collapsed when grouping is performed with the GroupingPolicy property.

    You can set the colors and other formatting of both the hierarchy names and the data in the rows when grouping is performed with the GroupInfo class.

    For more information on other hierarchical displays of data, refer to Displaying Data as a Hierarchy.

    You can also define a set of properties in an array list called GroupInfo. Set the appearance of grouped rows by adding styles to the array list of appearance properties for grouping. A collection of GroupInfo objects is in the GroupInfoCollection. To set the appearance settings in a GroupInfo to a particular sheet, set the GroupInfos property on that sheet. Appearance settings for grouping include:

    Only column and sheet appearance settings remain when grouping is turned on. For more information about the group data model and the effect on the sheet data model, refer to Creating a Custom Group. Since rows and cells are moved when the grouping feature is turned on, any style or span settings are ignored. You can use the IsGroup method, which determines whether a requested row is a data row or a group header row.

    For information about the GroupInfo editor in the Spread Designer, for customizing the appearance settings of the group headers, refer to GroupInfo Collection Editor.

    Using Code

    1. Set the AllowColumnMove, GroupBarVisible, and AllowGroup properties.
    2. Specify the main group bar color with the GroupBarBackColor property.
    3. Specify colors for subgroups with the GroupInfo class.


    This example sets the appearance for the group bar and the grouped rows.

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    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.AllowColumnMove = true;
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarVisible = true;
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarBackColor = Color.Salmon;
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarHeight = 50;
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupMaximumLevel = 5;
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.AllowGroup = true;
    FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo gi = new FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo();
    gi.BackColor = Color.Yellow;
    FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo gi2 = new FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo();
    gi2.BackColor = Color.Green;
    FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfoCollection gic = new FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfoCollection();
    gic.AddRange(new FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo[] {gi, gi2});
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    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.AllowColumnMove = True
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarVisible = True
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarBackColor = Color.Salmon
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupBarHeight = 50
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.GroupMaximumLevel = 5
    FpSpread1.ActiveSheetView.AllowGroup = True
    Dim gi As New FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo
    gi.BackColor = Color.Yellow
    Dim gi2 As New FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfo
    gi2.BackColor = Color.Green
    Dim gic As New FarPoint.Web.Spread.GroupInfoCollection()

    Using the Spread Designer

    1. Select the Settings menu.
    2. Select the Group icon in the Other Settings section.
    3. Set the various properties.
    4. Click OK to close the dialog.
    5. Use the View menu to show or hide the group bar.
    6. Click Apply and Exit to close the Spread Designer.
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