LinkLabel::LinkColor Property


Gets or sets the color used when displaying a normal link.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

property Color LinkColor {
	Color get();
	void set(Color value);

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Color

A Color that represents the color used to displaying a normal link. The default color is specified by the system, typically this color is Color.Blue.

This property enables you to specify the color that is initially displayed for all links in the LinkLabel.

There are a number of colors associated with a link. The ActiveLinkColor property enables you to specify the color of the link when it is in the process of being clicked. The VisitedLinkColor property enables you to specify the color of a link after it has been visited by the user. When a link is disabled, the DisabledLinkColor is used to display the link in a disabled state.


When setting this property, ensure that the color you are setting the property to does not conflict with the color of the control's background or the text does not display properly. For example, if the background color of the control is Color.Red and this property is set to Color.Red, the text of the link is not shown properly.

The following example demonstrates using the LinkLabel class, with multiple LinkArea sections defined, to display a label on a form. The example demonstrates setting the AutoSize, LinkBehavior, DisabledLinkColor, LinkColor, and VisitedLinkColor properties to customize the look of the LinkLabel. The first LinkArea is specified using the LinkLabel::LinkArea property. Additional links are added to the LinkLabel using the LinkLabel::LinkCollection::Add method. The example handles the LinkClicked event by starting the Web browser for hyperlinks, and displaying a MessageBox for other links.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
   System::Windows::Forms::LinkLabel^ linkLabel1;


      // Create the LinkLabel.
      this->linkLabel1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::LinkLabel;

      // Configure the LinkLabel's size and location. Specify that the
      // size should be automatically determined by the content.
      this->linkLabel1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 34, 56 );
      this->linkLabel1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 224, 16 );
      this->linkLabel1->AutoSize = true;

      // Configure the appearance.
      this->linkLabel1->DisabledLinkColor = System::Drawing::Color::Red;
      this->linkLabel1->VisitedLinkColor = System::Drawing::Color::Blue;
      this->linkLabel1->LinkBehavior = System::Windows::Forms::LinkBehavior::HoverUnderline;
      this->linkLabel1->LinkColor = System::Drawing::Color::Navy;
      this->linkLabel1->TabIndex = 0;
      this->linkLabel1->TabStop = true;

      // Add an event handler to do something when the links are clicked.
      this->linkLabel1->LinkClicked += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::LinkLabelLinkClickedEventHandler( this, &Form1::linkLabel1_LinkClicked );

      // Identify what the first Link is.
      this->linkLabel1->LinkArea = System::Windows::Forms::LinkArea( 0, 8 );

      // Identify that the first link is visited already.
      this->linkLabel1->Links[ 0 ]->Visited = true;

      // Set the Text property to a String*.
      this->linkLabel1->Text = "Register Online.  Visit Microsoft.  Visit MSN.";

      // Create new links using the Add method of the LinkCollection class.
      // Underline the appropriate words in the LinkLabel's Text property.
      // The words 'Register', 'Microsoft', and 'MSN' will
      // all be underlined and behave as hyperlinks.
      // First check that the Text property is long enough to accommodate
      // the desired hyperlinked areas.  If it's not, don't add hyperlinks.
      if ( this->linkLabel1->Text->Length >= 45 )
         this->linkLabel1->Links[ 0 ]->LinkData = "Register";
         this->linkLabel1->Links->Add( 24, 9, "" );
         this->linkLabel1->Links->Add( 42, 3, "" );
         this->linkLabel1->Links[ 1 ]->Enabled = false;

      // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 292, 266 );
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp0 = {this->linkLabel1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp0 );
      this->Text = "Link Label Example";

   void linkLabel1_LinkClicked( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs^ e )
      // Determine which link was clicked within the LinkLabel.
      this->linkLabel1->Links[ linkLabel1->Links->IndexOf( e->Link ) ]->Visited = true;

      // Display the appropriate link based on the value of the
      // LinkData property of the Link Object*.
      String^ target = dynamic_cast<String^>(e->Link->LinkData);

      // If the value looks like a URL, navigate to it.
      // Otherwise, display it in a message box.
      if ( nullptr != target && target->StartsWith( "www" ) )
         System::Diagnostics::Process::Start( target );
         MessageBox::Show( "Item clicked: {0}", target );

int main()
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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