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TextBlock.Background Property

Gets or sets the Brush used to fill the background of content area.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Background As Brush

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush used to fill the background of the content area, or Nothing to not use a background brush. The default is Nothing.

Identifier field

BackgroundProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsRender

Any Background settings on child elements override this top-level setting.

For a table of swatches that show the available predefined brush colors, see Brushes.

The following example shows how to set the Background attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock 
  Name="textBlock"

  Background="AntiqueWhite" 
  Foreground="Navy" 

  FontFamily="Century Gothic"
  FontSize="12"
  FontStretch="UltraExpanded"
  FontStyle="Italic"
  FontWeight="UltraBold"

  LineHeight="Auto"
  Padding="5,10,5,10"
  TextAlignment="Center"
  TextWrapping="Wrap"

  Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
  Typography.SlashedZero="True"
>
  <Run Background="LightGreen">Text run 1.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightBlue">Text run 2.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightYellow">Text run 3.</Run>
</TextBlock>

The following example shows how to set the Background property programmatically.

			Dim textBlock As New TextBlock(New Run("A bit of text content..."))

			textBlock.Background = Brushes.AntiqueWhite
			textBlock.Foreground = Brushes.Navy

			textBlock.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic")
			textBlock.FontSize = 12
			textBlock.FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
			textBlock.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
			textBlock.FontWeight = FontWeights.UltraBold

			textBlock.LineHeight = Double.NaN
			textBlock.Padding = New Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10)
			textBlock.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center
			textBlock.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

			textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
			textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero = True

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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