Alternate Row Background



You can control a large number of appearance related options using the AppearanceSettings property collection. In this example we take advantage of AppearanceSettings.AlternateRowBackground to toggle whether we like to see odd/even rows with different background or not. This is also sometimes refer to as zebra effect. The alternate background color comes from the current ThemeRoller theme.
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="default.aspx.cs" Inherits="GridTest.examples.appearance.alternate_row_background._default" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Trirand.Web" TagPrefix="trirand" Namespace="Trirand.Web.UI.WebControls" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-us">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>jqGrid ASP.NET WebForms example for alternating row backgrounds</title>
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme that will be used by the grid -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jquery.ui/1.11.4/themes/redmond/jquery-ui.css" />
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme extension jqGrid needs -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />
    <!-- jQuery runtime minified -->
    <script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery/jquery-2.2.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The localization file we need, English in this case -->
    <script src="/js/trirand/i18n/grid.locale-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The jqGrid client-side javascript -->
    <script src="/js/trirand/jquery.jqGrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>        
        
    <style type="text/css">    
        body, html { font-size: 80%; }    
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <asp:SqlDataSource runat="server" ID="SqlDataSource1" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:SQL2008_449777_fhsConnectionString %>"                 
        SelectCommand="SELECT [OrderID], [RequiredDate], [ShipName], [ShipCity], [Freight] FROM [Orders]">
    </asp:SqlDataSource>        
    
    <asp:CheckBox runat="server" ID="ShowRowBackgroundChk" AutoPostBack="true" Checked="true"
        oncheckedchanged="ShowRowBackgroundChk_CheckedChanged" />
    <span style="font-size: 135%; font-family: Verdana; font-weight: bold">Alternate Row Background</span>
    <br /><br />
        
    <trirand:JQGrid runat="server" ID="JQGrid1" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1"
        Width="100%"  >        
        <Columns>
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="OrderID" HeaderText="Order ID" PrimaryKey="True" Width="50" FixedWidth="true" />            
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="RequiredDate" DataFormatString="{0:d}"/>
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="ShipName" Width="180">
                <Formatter>
                    <trirand:LinkFormatter Target="" />
                </Formatter>
            </trirand:JQGridColumn>
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="ShipCity">
                <Formatter>
                    <trirand:EmailFormatter />
                </Formatter>
            </trirand:JQGridColumn>                
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="Freight">
                <Formatter>
                    <trirand:IntegerFormatter ThousandsSeparator=":" DefaultValue="33333" />
                </Formatter>
            </trirand:JQGridColumn>                      
        </Columns>
        <AppearanceSettings AlternateRowBackground="true" ShrinkToFit="false" />
        <ToolBarSettings ShowViewRowDetailsButton="true" />        
    </trirand:JQGrid>
    
    <br /><br />   
    
    <trirand:codetabs runat="server" id="tabs"></trirand:codetabs> 
    
    </form>
</body>
</html>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace GridTest.examples.appearance.alternate_row_background
{
    public partial class _default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {

        }

        protected void ShowRowBackgroundChk_CheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // toggle true/false
            JQGrid1.AppearanceSettings.AlternateRowBackground = ShowRowBackgroundChk.Checked;
        }
    }
}
Switch theme:


Theming is based on the very popular jQuery ThemeRoller standard. This is the same theming mechanism used by jQuery UI and is now a de-facto standard for jQuery based components. The benefits of using ThemeRoller are huge. We can offer a big set of ready to use themes created by professional designers, including Windows-like themes (Redmond), Apple-like theme (Cupertino), etc. In addition to that any jQuery UI controls on the same page will pick the same theme.

Last, but not least, you can always roll your own ThemeRoller theme, using the superb Theme Editor

To use a theme, simply reference 2 Css files in your Html <head> section - the ThemeRoller theme you wish to use, and the jqGrid own ThemeRoller Css file. For example (Redmond theme):

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/redmond/jquery-ui-1.8.2.custom.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />