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TextBlock::Foreground Property

 
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Gets or sets the Brush to apply to the text contents of the TextBlock.

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

public:
property Brush^ Foreground {
	Brush^ get();
	void set(Brush^ value);
}

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 show the available pre-defined brush colors, see Brushes.

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

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

Identifier field

ForegroundProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsRender, SubPropertiesDoNotAffectRender, Inherits

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

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