SystemBrushes Class

Definition

Each property of the SystemBrushes class is a SolidBrush that is the color of a Windows display element.

public ref class SystemBrushes sealed
public sealed class SystemBrushes
type SystemBrushes = class
Public NotInheritable Class SystemBrushes
Inheritance
SystemBrushes

Examples

The following code example shows how to set a keyboard shortcut using the HotkeyPrefix property. It also demonstrates how to use the FromSystemColor method. To run this example, paste the code into a form, handle the form's Paint event and call the following method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void ShowHotKey( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Declare the string with a keyboard shortcut.
      String^ text = "&Click Here";

      // Declare a new StringFormat.
      StringFormat^ format = gcnew StringFormat;

      // Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
      format->HotkeyPrefix = System::Drawing::Text::HotkeyPrefix::Show;

      // Draw the string.
      Brush^ theBrush = SystemBrushes::FromSystemColor( SystemColors::Highlight );
      e->Graphics->DrawString( text, this->Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format );
   }
private void ShowHotKey(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Declare the string with a keyboard shortcut.
    string text = "&Click Here";

    // Declare a new StringFormat.
    StringFormat format = new StringFormat();

    // Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
    format.HotkeyPrefix = System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix.Show;

    // Draw the string.
    Brush theBrush = 
        SystemBrushes.FromSystemColor(SystemColors.Highlight);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, this.Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format);
}
Private Sub ShowHotKey(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Declare the string with keyboard shortcut.
    Dim text As String = "&Click Here"

    ' Declare a new StringFormat.
    Dim format As New StringFormat

    ' Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
    format.HotkeyPrefix = System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix.Show

    ' Draw the string.
    Dim theBrush As Brush = _
        SystemBrushes.FromSystemColor(SystemColors.Highlight)
    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, Me.Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format)
End Sub

Properties

ActiveBorder

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the active window's border.

ActiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of the active window's title bar.

ActiveCaptionText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in the active window's title bar.

AppWorkspace

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the application workspace.

ButtonFace

Gets a SolidBrush that is the face color of a 3-D element.

ButtonHighlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the highlight color of a 3-D element.

ButtonShadow

Gets a SolidBrush that is the shadow color of a 3-D element.

Control

Gets a SolidBrush that is the face color of a 3-D element.

ControlDark

Gets a SolidBrush that is the shadow color of a 3-D element.

ControlDarkDark

Gets a SolidBrush that is the dark shadow color of a 3-D element.

ControlLight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the light color of a 3-D element.

ControlLightLight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the highlight color of a 3-D element.

ControlText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of text in a 3-D element.

Desktop

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the desktop.

GradientActiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the lightest color in the color gradient of an active window's title bar.

GradientInactiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the lightest color in the color gradient of an inactive window's title bar.

GrayText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of dimmed text.

Highlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of selected items.

HighlightText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text of selected items.

HotTrack

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color used to designate a hot-tracked item.

InactiveBorder

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of an inactive window's border.

InactiveCaption

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of an inactive window's title bar.

InactiveCaptionText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in an inactive window's title bar.

Info

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a ToolTip.

InfoText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text of a ToolTip.

Menu

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a menu's background.

MenuBar

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a menu bar.

MenuHighlight

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color used to highlight menu items when the menu appears as a flat menu.

MenuText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a menu's text.

ScrollBar

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background of a scroll bar.

Window

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the background in the client area of a window.

WindowFrame

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of a window frame.

WindowText

Gets a SolidBrush that is the color of the text in the client area of a window.

Methods

Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
FromSystemColor(Color)

Creates a Brush from the specified Color structure.

GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to