TStringGrid fixedRow highlight lost

When I turn off default drawing for a TStringGrid, I lose the fixed Row highlighting (on the first row in this case).

I needed to turn default drawing off as I want to use the TA_CENTER function on the headings, and TA_RIGHT on some of the columns. If I don't turn it off, the data appear twice in each column.

Can I set the background color in the DrawCell function; or is there some other way to solve this problem?
GrahamDLovellAsked:
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Pierre CorneliusCommented:
This example shows how to keep fixed row/column colors and right align and vertical center align.
It also maintains highlighting of the selected cell.
Note StringGrid1.DefaultDrawing is false.

procedure TForm1.StringGrid1DrawCell(Sender: TObject; ACol, ARow: Integer;
  Rect: TRect; State: TGridDrawState);
var fmt: cardinal;
begin
  with TStringGrid(Sender) do
  begin
    if (gdFixed in State)
      then begin
        Canvas.Brush.Color:= FixedColor;
        Canvas.Font.Style:= [fsBold];
      end
      else begin
        if (gdFocused in State) then
        begin
          Canvas.Brush.Color:= clHighlight;
          Canvas.Font.Color:= clHighlightText;
        end
        else begin
          Canvas.Brush.Color:= Color;
          Canvas.Font.Color:= Font.Color;
          Canvas.Font.Style:= [];
        end;
      end;

    Canvas.FillRect(Rect);

    fmt:= Windows.DT_RIGHT or windows.DT_VCENTER or Windows.DT_SINGLELINE;

    windows.DrawText(canvas.Handle, Cells[ACol, ARow], length(Cells[ACol, ARow]), Rect, fmt);
  end;
end;

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GrahamDLovellAuthor Commented:
I haven't implemented your full solution yet, but I have taken your canvas.brush.color settings, which has put me on the right track.

Thanks again. The TStringGrid provides great functionality, but it takes a bit of work, and I can see that there is a learning curve I haven't quite mastered yet.
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Pierre CorneliusCommented:
Glad i could be of assitance. Good luck.
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