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ConsoleColor Enumeration

Specifies constants that define foreground and background colors for the console.

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

[<SerializableAttribute>]
type ConsoleColor

Member nameDescription
BlackThe color black.
DarkBlueThe color dark blue.
DarkGreenThe color dark green.
DarkCyanThe color dark cyan (dark blue-green).
DarkRedThe color dark red.
DarkMagentaThe color dark magenta (dark purplish-red).
DarkYellowThe color dark yellow (ochre).
GrayThe color gray.
DarkGrayThe color dark gray.
BlueThe color blue.
GreenThe color green.
CyanThe color cyan (blue-green).
RedThe color red.
MagentaThe color magenta (purplish-red).
YellowThe color yellow.
WhiteThe color white.

The following code 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; then all the 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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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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