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Control.DefaultBackColor Property

Gets the default background color of the control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static Color DefaultBackColor { get; }
/** @property */
public static Color get_DefaultBackColor ()

public static function get DefaultBackColor () : Color

Property Value

The default background Color of the control. The default is SystemColors.Control.

This is the default BackColor property value of a generic top-level control. Derived classes can have different defaults.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, and DefaultForeColor members. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a ListBox called ListBox1. Call the Populate_ListBox method in the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.


// The following method displays the default font, 
// background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
// control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself.

private void Populate_ListBox()
{
    ListBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;

    // Display the values in the read-only properties 
    // DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default BackColor: " + 
        ListBox.DefaultBackColor.ToString());
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default Font: " + 
        ListBox.DefaultFont.ToString());
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default ForeColor:" + 
        ListBox.DefaultForeColor.ToString());

}

// The following method displays the default font, 
// background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
// control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself.
private void Populate_ListBox()
{
    listBox1.set_Dock(DockStyle.Bottom);
    // Display the values in the read-only properties 
    // DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
    listBox1.get_Items().Add("Default BackColor: " 
        + ListBox.get_DefaultBackColor().ToString());
    listBox1.get_Items().Add("Default Font: " 
        + ListBox.get_DefaultFont().ToString());
    listBox1.get_Items().Add("Default ForeColor:" 
        + ListBox.get_DefaultForeColor().ToString());
} //Populate_ListBox

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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