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TextElement.Background Property

Gets or sets the Brush used to fill the background of the content area. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Brush Background { get; set; }
For XAML information, see the Brush type.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush used to fill the background of the content area, or null to not use a background brush. The default is null.

Identifier field

BackgroundProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsRender

For a table of swatches that show the available predefined brush colors, see Brushes.

The following example shows how to set the Background attribute, using Paragraph as the example element.

<FlowDocumentReader>
  <FlowDocument>
    <Paragraph
      Background="Bisque"
      Foreground="DarkGreen"
      Padding="4"
    >
      <Run>
        This text has a foreground color of dark green, and a background color of bisque.
      </Run>
    </Paragraph>
  </FlowDocument>
</FlowDocumentReader>

The following figure shows how the preceding example renders.

Screenshot: Foreground of green, background bisque

The following example shows how to set the Background property programmatically.

Run run = new Run(
    "This text has a foreground color of dark green, and a background color of bisque.");
Paragraph par = new Paragraph(run);

par.Background = Brushes.Bisque;
par.Foreground = Brushes.DarkGreen;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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