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Control.DefaultForeColor Property

Gets the default foreground color of the control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public static Color DefaultForeColor { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
The default foreground Color of the control. The default is SystemColors.ControlText.

This is the default ForeColor property value of a nonparented control. Derived classes can have different defaults.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, and DefaultForeColor members. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a ListBox called ListBox1. Call the Populate_ListBox method in the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

	// The following method displays the default font,  
	// background color and foreground color values for the ListBox   
	// control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself. 

	private void Populate_ListBox()
		ListBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;

		// Display the values in the read-only properties  
		// DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
		ListBox1.Items.Add("Default BackColor: " + 
		ListBox1.Items.Add("Default Font: " + 
		ListBox1.Items.Add("Default ForeColor:" + 

background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself. To run this example add this method to a form containing a ListBox control named ListBox1.
Call the method in the constructor or Load method of the form.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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