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ColorSource Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Determines how a control's colors are set. Available at design time and run time.

Object.ColorSource[ = nSource]

Property Values

nSource
The settings for nSource are:
Setting Description
0 Object's Color Properties. The control uses its color property settings (ForeColor, BackColor, and so on). This setting is available for the following controls and objects:

CheckBox, ComboBox, CommandButton, CommandGroup, Container, Control, EditBox, Form, Image, Label, Line, ListBox, OptionButton, OptionGroup, Page, PageFrame, Shape, Spinner, TextBox, and Toolbar.

1 Form's Color Scheme. The control uses the color scheme of the form in which it is placed. This setting is available for the following controls and objects:

CheckBox, ComboBox, CommandButton, EditBox, Label, ListBox, OptionButton, Shape, Spinner, and TextBox.

2 ColorScheme Property Scheme. The control uses the color scheme specified in its ColorScheme property. This setting is available for the following controls and objects:

CheckBox, ComboBox, CommandButton, EditBox, Label, ListBox, OptionButton, Shape, Spinner, and TextBox.

3 Default Scheme. The control uses its default color scheme. For most controls, the default color scheme is the form's color scheme; for EditBoxes and ListBoxes, the default color scheme is Scheme 2, User Menus. This setting is available for the following controls and objects:

CheckBox, ComboBox, CommandButton, EditBox, Label, ListBox, OptionButton, Shape, Spinner, and TextBox.

4 Windows Control Panel (3D Colors) (Default). The control uses the 3D color settings specified in the Windows Control Panel. This setting is available for the following controls and objects:

CheckBox, ComboBox, CommandButton, CommandGroup, Container, Control, EditBox, Form, Image, Label, Line, ListBox, OptionButton, OptionGroup, Page, PageFrame, Shape, Spinner, TextBox, and Toolbar.

5 Windows Control Panel (Windows Colors). The control uses the color settings specified in the Windows Control Panel.This setting is available only for the Form object.

Remarks

Setting a color property (ForeColor, BackColor, SelectedForeColor, and so on) for an object overrides the ColorSource property setting. If a color property is not set for an object, the object's colors are determined by the ColorSource property setting.

See Also

ColorScheme Property

Applies To: CheckBox Control | ComboBox Control | CommandButton Control | CommandGroup Control | Container Object | Control Object | EditBox Control | Form Object | Image Control | Label Control | Line Control | ListBox Control | OptionButton Control | OptionGroup Control | Page Object | PageFrame Control | Shape Control | Spinner Control | TextBox Control | Toolbar Object

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