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System.Gadget.background property

[The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. ]

Gets or sets the file path for the gadget background image.

This property is read/write.


strbackground = System.Gadget.background
System.Gadget.background = strbackground

Property value

A String that specifies or receives a UNC path or a URI.


The background property is initialized by the g:background element in the gadget HTML file.

The background property should be modified after the gadget has finished loading.

Note   It is recommended that the src property be used instead of the background property if the script is located within the body tags of the gadget HTML file. The System.Gadget object is not guaranteed to exist in these cases.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

End of client support

Windows 7

End of server support

Windows Server 2008




Sidebar.Exe (version 1.00 or later)

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