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SystemColors.MenuTextColor Property

Gets a Color structure that is the color of a menu's text.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public static Color MenuTextColor { get; }
<object property="{x:Static SystemColors.MenuTextColor}"/>

XAML Values

x:Static

The x:Static Markup Extension.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Color
The color of a menu's text.

To use a system color in a gradient, you use the <SystemColor>Color and <SystemColor>ColorKey static properties of the SystemColors class to obtain a reference to the color, where <SystemColor> is the name of the desired system color. Use the <SystemColor>ColorKey properties when you want to create a dynamic reference that updates automatically as the system theme changes. Otherwise, use the <SystemColor>Color properties.

The following example uses dynamic system color resources to create a gradient.


<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  WindowTitle="Dynamic System Colors Example" Background="White">  
  <StackPanel Margin="20">

    <!-- Uses dynamic references to system colors to set
         the colors of gradient stops. 
         If these system colors change while this application
         is running, the gradient will be updated
         automatically.  -->
    <Button Content="Hello, World!">
      <Button.Background>
        <LinearGradientBrush>
          <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
            <GradientStop Offset="0.0" 
              Color="{DynamicResource {x:Static SystemColors.DesktopColorKey}}" />
            <GradientStop Offset="1.0" 
              Color="{DynamicResource {x:Static SystemColors.ControlLightLightColorKey}}" />
          </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
        </LinearGradientBrush>
      </Button.Background>
    </Button>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>


The next example uses static system color resources to create a gradient.


<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  WindowTitle="Static System Colors Example" Background="White">  
  <StackPanel Margin="20">

    <!-- Uses static references to system colors to set
         the colors of gradient stops. 
         If these system colors change while this application
         is running, this button will not be updated until
         the page is loaded again. -->
    <Button Content="Hello, World!">
      <Button.Background>
        <LinearGradientBrush>
          <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
            <GradientStop Offset="0.0" 
              Color="{x:Static SystemColors.DesktopColor}" />
            <GradientStop Offset="1.0" 
              Color="{x:Static SystemColors.ControlLightLightColor}" />
          </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
        </LinearGradientBrush>
      </Button.Background>
    </Button>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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