Background Property

Control.Background Property


Gets or sets a brush that describes the background of a control.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Brush Background { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush

The brush that is used to fill the background of the control. The default is Brushes.Transparent.

The Background property applies only to the resting state of a control. The default style of the control specifies its appearance when the state of the control changes. For example, if you set the Background property on a Button, the button has that value only when it is not pressed or disabled. If you want to create a control that has a more advanced customization of the background, you must define the control's style.

This property only affects a control whose template uses the Background property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no impact.

The following example shows how to set the background property of a control.

The following example shows a template that enables a trigger to change the background of a button when it is pressed.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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