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SystemPens.GrayText Property

Gets a Pen that is the color of dimmed text.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public static Pen GrayText { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Pen
A Pen that is the color of dimmed text.

Items in a list that are disabled are displayed in dimmed text.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GrayText property. To run this example, paste it into a Windows Form. Handle the form’s Paint event and call the DrawWithGrayTextPen method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void DrawWithGrayTextPen(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 100);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(SystemPens.GrayText, rectangle1);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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