SystemBrushes Class

 

Each property of the SystemBrushes class is a SolidBrush that is the color of a Windows display element.

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

System.Object
  System.Drawing.SystemBrushes

public sealed class SystemBrushes

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticActiveBorder

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the active window's border.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticActiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of the active window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticActiveCaptionText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in the active window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticAppWorkspace

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the application workspace.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticButtonFace

Gets a SolidBrush that is the face color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticButtonHighlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the highlight color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticButtonShadow

Gets a SolidBrush that is the shadow color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControl

Gets a SolidBrush that is the face color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControlDark

Gets a SolidBrush that is the shadow color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControlDarkDark

Gets a SolidBrush that is the dark shadow color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControlLight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the light color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControlLightLight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the highlight color of a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticControlText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of text in a 3-D element.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticDesktop

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the desktop.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticGradientActiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the lightest color in the color gradient of an active window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticGradientInactiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the lightest color in the color gradient of an inactive window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticGrayText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of dimmed text.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticHighlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of selected items.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticHighlightText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text of selected items.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticHotTrack

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color used to designate a hot-tracked item.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticInactiveBorder

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of an inactive window's border.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticInactiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of an inactive window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticInactiveCaptionText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in an inactive window's title bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticInfo

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a ToolTip.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticInfoText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text of a ToolTip.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMenu

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a menu's background.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMenuBar

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a menu bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMenuHighlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color used to highlight menu items when the menu appears as a flat menu.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMenuText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a menu's text.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticScrollBar

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a scroll bar.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticWindow

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background in the client area of a window.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticWindowFrame

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a window frame.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticWindowText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in the client area of a window.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticFromSystemColor(Color)

Creates a Brush from the specified Color structure.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The following code example shows how to set a keyboard shortcut using the HotkeyPrefix property. It also demonstrates how to use the FromSystemColor method. To run this example, paste the code into a form, handle the form's Paint event and call the following method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowHotKey(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Declare the string with a keyboard shortcut.
    string text = "&Click Here";

    // Declare a new StringFormat.
    StringFormat format = new StringFormat();

    // Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
    format.HotkeyPrefix = System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix.Show;

    // Draw the string.
    Brush theBrush = 
        SystemBrushes.FromSystemColor(SystemColors.Highlight);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, this.Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format);
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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