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Panel.Background Property

Updated: July 2009

Gets or sets a Brush that is used to fill the area between the borders of a Panel. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
public Brush Background { get; set; }
For XAML information, see the Brush type.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
A Brush. This default value is null.

Panel elements do not receive mouse or stylus events if a Background is not defined. If you need to handle mouse or stylus events but do not want a background for your Panel, use Transparent.

The following example sets the Background of a Grid to a RadialGradientBrush.

<Grid>
  <Grid.Background>
    <RadialGradientBrush 
        GradientOrigin="0.5,0.5" 
        Center="0.5,0.5" RadiusX="0.5" RadiusY="0.5">
      <RadialGradientBrush.GradientStops>
        <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0" />
        <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
        <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
        <GradientStop Color="Green" Offset="1" />
      </RadialGradientBrush.GradientStops>
    </RadialGradientBrush>
  </Grid.Background>
</Grid>

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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July 2009

Added an example that sets the Background of a Grid.

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