Help: Change the Font Color of EditCommandColumn Edit, Update, Cancel buttons?

Hi, I'm trying to find a method for changing the the font color and sizes for the update, cancel, delete buttons of the EditCommandColumn of the DataGrid after clicking on the edit button.  My ButtonType for the EditCommandColumn is Button.

I was able to change the color of the the Edit button and the Delete button (Delete button prior to clicking on the Edit Button) by using an external CSS file and using the OnItemCreated="DataGridOnItemCreated". Under my fucntion, DataGridOnItemCreated, I accessed the two buttons using
protected void DataGridOnItemCreated(object sender, DataGridItemEventArgs e)
if(e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item || e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.AlternatingItem)
//Get the button
Button myEditButton = (Button)e.Item.Cells[0].Controls[0];
Button myDeleteButton = (Button)e.Item.Cells[12].Controls[0];
myEditButton.CssClass = "buttonEditStyle";
myDeleteButton.CssClass = "buttonDeleteStyle";

However I tried using
Button myEditButton = (Button)e.Item.Cells[0].Controls[1];
for the Update Button but index 1 was out of range and got and error.
Strange thing is I got the return type of the Controls corresponding to e.Item.Cells[0].Controls, where Cell[0] being the place of the EditCommandColumn, I got 6 returns of System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button types using the code below
foreach( Control ctl in e.Item.Cells[0].Controls)
lblDebug.Text = lblDebug.Text + " " + ctl.GetType().ToString();
I don't understand why I got back 6 Button types but I cannot access anything after Control[0].

Has anyone tried to change the font size or colors of those buttons yet or know of a way that will work?
Thanks for helping!

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I have the same problems as you..
8/22/2003 9:53:17 PM
In ItemCreated, watch for e.Item.Itemtype = ListItemType.EditItem and you should be able to access those controls
If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.EditItem then

' get update and cancel buttons and mess with their styles
End If


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8/22/2003 10:13:37 PM
before datagrid.databind , only e.Item.Cells[0].Controls[0] exists ,that is edit dataGridLinkButton

after datagrid.databind , both e.Item.Cells[0].Controls[0] (update ) and e.Item.Cells[0].Controls[1](cancel ) exist.
Please try again.
8/23/2003 2:57:14 AM

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