TextBoxBase.SelectionBrush Property

Gets or sets the brush that highlights selected text.

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

public Brush SelectionBrush { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush that highlights selected text.

You can specify the brush that highlights selected text by setting the SelectionBrush and SelectionOpacity properties. The SelectionOpacity property specifies the opacity of the SelectionBrush.

The following example creates a TextBox and adds the text, "This is some text." The example sets the SelectionBrush property to red and the SelectionOpacity property to 0.5 to customize the appearance of selected text.

<TextBox SelectionBrush="Red" SelectionOpacity="0.5"
         Foreground="Blue" CaretBrush="Blue">  
  This is some text.
</TextBox>

The following illustration shows the TextBox from the preceding example with its text selected.

Selected text in a TextBox with SelectionBrush set to red

TextBox with a red SelectionBrush

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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