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SystemPens.GrayText Property

Gets a Pen that is the color of dimmed text.

Namespace: System.Drawing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public static Pen GrayText { get; }
/** @property */
public static Pen get_GrayText ()

public static function get GrayText () : Pen

Not applicable.

Property Value

A Pen that is the color of dimmed text.

Items in a list that are disabled are displayed in dimmed text.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GrayText property. To run this example, paste it into a Windows Form. Handle the form’s Paint event and call the DrawWithGrayTextPen method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void DrawWithGrayTextPen(PaintEventArgs e)
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 100);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(SystemPens.GrayText, rectangle1);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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