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TextElement.Foreground Property

Gets or sets the Brush to apply to the content of the element. This is a dependency property.

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

public Brush Foreground { get; set; }
For XAML information, see the Brush type.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush used to apply to the text contents. The default is Brushes.Black.

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

This dependency property also has an attached property usage. In XAML, the usage is <object TextElement.Foreground="value".../>, where object is an object element (typically a flow element) contained within a TextElement, and value is a string that resolves to a Brush implementation value. In code, the attached property usage is supported by the GetForeground and SetForeground methods. The attached property usage is not common, because most elements that can be contained in a TextElement support an analogous nonattached Foreground property, which the content host uses for rendering.

The following example shows how to set the Foreground attribute, using Paragraph as the example element.

<FlowDocumentReader>
  <FlowDocument>
    <Paragraph
      Background="Bisque"
      Foreground="DarkGreen"
      Padding="4"
    >
      <Run>
        This text has a foreground color of dark green, and a background color of bisque.
      </Run>
    </Paragraph>
  </FlowDocument>
</FlowDocumentReader>

The following figure shows how the preceding example renders.

Screenshot: Foreground of green, background bisque

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

Run run = new Run(
    "This text has a foreground color of dark green, and a background color of bisque.");
Paragraph par = new Paragraph(run);

par.Background = Brushes.Bisque;
par.Foreground = Brushes.DarkGreen;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

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