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Control.Background Property

Gets or sets a brush that provides the background of the control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

public Brush Background { get; set; }
<control>
  <control.Background>
    singleBrush
  </control.Background>
</control>
<control Background="colorString"/>

XAML Values

singleBrush

Within opening and closing property elements for object.Background, exactly one object element for an object that derives from Brush. The object element is typically one of the following Silverlight classes: LinearGradientBrush, RadialGradientBrush, ImageBrush, SolidColorBrush, or VideoBrush.

colorString

The Color for a SolidColorBrush expressed as an attribute string. This can be a named color, an RGB value, or an ScRGB value. RGB or ScRGB may also specify alpha information. See Color.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush that provides the background of the control. The default is null.

Dependency property identifier field: BackgroundProperty

This property only affects a control whose template uses the Background property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no impact.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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