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SystemColors Class

Each property of the SystemColors class is a Color structure that is the color of a Windows display element.

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

public final class SystemColors

Better performance is achieved by using the properties of the SystemPens or SystemBrushes classes rather than creating a new pen or brush based on a value from SystemColors. For example, if you wanted to get a brush for the face color of a 3-D element, use the SystemBrushes.Control property because it gets a brush that already exists, whereas calling the SolidBrush constructor with a parameter value of SystemColors.Control will create a new brush.

The following code example demonstrates the Equality operator and the SystemColors class. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form that contains a button named Button1. Paste the following code into your form and associate the Button1_Click method with the button's Click event.

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

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0