Setting the selection color and selection disabled color for a row in the Flex DataGrid control

The following example shows how you can edit the row selection color and disabled selection color of a DataGrid control in Flex by setting the selectionColor and selectionDisabledColor styles.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/02/19/setting-the-selection-color-and-selection-disabled-color-for-a-row-in-the-flex-datagrid-control/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object c1="Item 1A" c2="Item 1B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 2A" c2="Item 2B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 3A" c2="Item 3B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 4A" c2="Item 4B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 5A" c2="Item 5B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 6A" c2="Item 6B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 7A" c2="Item 7B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 8A" c2="Item 8B" />
        <mx:Object c1="Item 9A" c2="Item 9B" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:CheckBox id="checkBox"
                label="enabled:"
                labelPlacement="left"
                selected="true" />
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:DataGrid id="dataGrid"
            dataProvider="{arr}"
            selectionColor="haloGreen"
            selectionDisabledColor="haloSilver"
            enabled="{checkBox.selected}"
            allowMultipleSelection="true"
            selectedIndex="3"
            width="300"
            rowCount="8">
        <mx:columns>
            <mx:DataGridColumn dataField="c1"
                    headerText="Column 1:" />
            <mx:DataGridColumn dataField="c2"
                    headerText="Column 2:" />
        </mx:columns>
    </mx:DataGrid>

</mx:Application>

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3 thoughts on “Setting the selection color and selection disabled color for a row in the Flex DataGrid control

  1. Is there a way to get rid of the selectedColor completly? I am able to turn the rollOver off but can’t figure out how to turn the selectedColor off.

    Thanks

    J

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