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TextBlock::Foreground Property

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.

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

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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