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ControlPaint.Dark Method (Color)

Creates a new dark color object for the control from the specified color.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static Color Dark(
	Color baseColor


Type: System.Drawing.Color

The Color to be darkened.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
A Color that represents the dark color on the control.

If the specified Color is one of the SystemColors, the color is converted to a SystemColors.ControlDark color; otherwise, the color's luminosity value is decreased.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0