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Console.ResetColor Method

Sets the foreground and background console colors to their defaults.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static function ResetColor()


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The foreground and background colors are restored to the colors that existed when the current process began. For more information, see the ForegroundColor and BackgroundColor properties.

The following example demonstrates the System.ConsoleColor enumeration in conjunction with the Console.ForegroundColor and Console.BackgroundColor properties, and the Console.ResetColor method. You must run the example on a console to see the described color effects.

Two constants, Black and White, are used directly, and all the other constants (Blue, DarkRed, and so on) are used indirectly in a loop. First the names of the constants are obtained by using the GetNames method, which is inherited from the Enum class. Then the Enum.Parse method uses each name to create the corresponding enumerated constant.

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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