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Themed DataGridView For .NET Developers

As we know a DataGridView control provides a customizable table for displaying data.
This control is designed to be a complete solution for displaying tabular data with Windows Forms.
Also the DataGridView class allows us to customization of cells, rows, columns, and borders through the use of its properties.

So i have used and extended the properties of DataGridView and made a user control with predefined set of 8 Themes in that the boring look of the control can be changed to some cool looks :)

You can set the theme of the DataGridView by GridTheme Property:-

Datagridview theme

Download ThemedDataGridView Control

Here is the screenshot for all 8 Themes :-


1) Orange

Gridview themes
2) Expression

Theme for datagridview
3) Dark1

Datagridview themes
4) Dark2

themes for gridview
5) Dark3

6) Accent1

datagridview themes
7) Accent2

.net datagridview
8) Accent3


  1. i found your post and your control very interesting. Should be usefull to add many other missing thing to the datagridview. what do you think about sharing your source cose?

  2. Great post, helped me alot.. keep posting.. :)


  3. hi

    its very gr8 which i am looking for..

    but i am unable to register the ocx file..

    i am working with windows7 vb.net2008 pls help me


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