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I am trying to find the styles for the SPGridView HeaderStyle. It doesn't seem to work when i apply the following:

        spGridView.HeaderStyle.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
        spGridView.HeaderStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;

It looks very strange. I have filtered columns and sort only columns. The sort only columns show up with no background, and the sort only columns show up somewhat okay, but they have a border where the dropdown for the filter context menu should be.

How do I fix this? See the image in this URL (I couldn't post it because I am a new user and they require i add more points):

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Maybe It's not what you are looking for, I'm just sharing. I used this styles in all of my project whenever I utilize SPGridView to display data.

 Style="border-bottom-style: none; border-right-style: none; width: 100%;
        border-collapse: collapse; border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none;"
        HeaderStyle-CssClass="ms-viewheadertr" AlternatingRowStyle-CssClass="ms-itmhover"
        RowStyle-CssClass="ms-itmhover" SelectedRowStyle-CssClass="s4-itm-selected" RowStyle-Height="25"
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Bill's answer worked for me.

In our application page, we need to override styles coming from Core.css which is shown in Bill's answer.

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This section is for answers only – Robert Lindgren Feb 16 at 10:10
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Here is what I did, it seemed to work.

But i know its not the final answer.

<style type="text/css">
.ms-viewheadertr th{
.ms-viewheadertr .ms-vh2-gridview{


.ms-vh .ms-menuimagecell,.ms-vh2 .ms-menuimagecell,.ms-vh-icon .ms-menuimagecell{

.ms-vh .ms-menuimagecell img,.ms-vh2 .ms-menuimagecell img,.ms-vh-icon .ms-menuimagecell img{
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