TextBlock.Background Property

 
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Gets or sets the Brush used to fill the background of content area.

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

Public Property Background As Brush

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush

The brush used to fill the background of the content area, or null to not use a background brush. The default is null.

Any Background settings on child elements override this top-level setting.

For a table of swatches that show the available predefined brush colors, see Brushes.

Identifier field

BackgroundProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsRender

The following example shows how to set the Background attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock 
  Name="textBlock"

  Background="AntiqueWhite" 
  Foreground="Navy" 

  FontFamily="Century Gothic"
  FontSize="12"
  FontStretch="UltraExpanded"
  FontStyle="Italic"
  FontWeight="UltraBold"

  LineHeight="Auto"
  Padding="5,10,5,10"
  TextAlignment="Center"
  TextWrapping="Wrap"

  Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
  Typography.SlashedZero="True"
>
  <Run Background="LightGreen">Text run 1.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightBlue">Text run 2.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightYellow">Text run 3.</Run>
</TextBlock>

The following example shows how to set the Background property programmatically.

Dim textBlock As New TextBlock(New Run("A bit of text content..."))

textBlock.Background = Brushes.AntiqueWhite
textBlock.Foreground = Brushes.Navy

textBlock.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic")
textBlock.FontSize = 12
textBlock.FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
textBlock.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
textBlock.FontWeight = FontWeights.UltraBold

textBlock.LineHeight = Double.NaN
textBlock.Padding = New Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10)
textBlock.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center
textBlock.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero = True

.NET Framework
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