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Control.ForeColor Property

Gets or sets the foreground color of the control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public virtual Color ForeColor { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Color get_ForeColor ()

/** @property */
public void set_ForeColor (Color value)

public function get ForeColor () : Color

public function set ForeColor (value : Color)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The foreground Color of the control. The default is the value of the DefaultForeColor property.

The ForeColor property is an ambient property. An ambient property is a control property that, if not set, is retrieved from the parent control. For example, a Button will have the same BackColor as its parent Form by default. For more information about ambient properties, see the AmbientProperties class or the Control class overview.

Notes to Inheritors: When overriding the ForeColor property in a derived class, use the base class's ForeColor property to extend the base implementation. Otherwise, you must provide all the implementation. You are not required to override both the get and set accessors of the ForeColor property; you can override only one if needed.

The following code example sets the BackColor and ForeColor of the controls to the default system colors. The code recursively calls itself if the control has any child controls. This code example requires that you have a Form with at least one child control; however, a child container control, like a Panel or GroupBox, with its own child control(s) would better demonstrate the recursion.

// Reset all the controls to the user's default Control color. 
private void ResetAllControlsBackColor(Control control)
{
   control.BackColor = SystemColors.Control;
   control.ForeColor = SystemColors.ControlText;
   if(this.HasChildren)
   {
      // Recursively call this method for each child control.
      foreach(Control childControl in control.Controls)
      {
         ResetAllControlsBackColor(childControl);
      }
   }
}

// Reset all the controls to the user's default Control color. 
private void ResetAllControlsBackColor(Control control)
{
    control.set_BackColor(SystemColors.get_Control());
    control.set_ForeColor(SystemColors.get_ControlText());
    if (this.get_HasChildren()) {
        for (int iCtr=0; iCtr < control.get_Controls().get_Count(); iCtr++) {
            // Recursively call this method for each child control.
            Control childControl = control.get_Controls().get_Item(iCtr);
            ResetAllControlsBackColor(childControl);
        }
    }
} //ResetAllControlsBackColor

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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