Style.ForeColor Style.ForeColor Style.ForeColor Style.ForeColor Property

Definition

Gets or sets the foreground color (typically the color of the text) of the Web server control.

public:
 property System::Drawing::Color ForeColor { System::Drawing::Color get(); void set(System::Drawing::Color value); };
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter(typeof(System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebColorConverter))]
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
public System.Drawing.Color ForeColor { get; set; }
member this.ForeColor : System.Drawing.Color with get, set
Public Property ForeColor As Color

Property Value

A Color that represents the foreground color of the control. The default is Empty.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to use a Style object to change the style properties of multiple controls at once. Each time one of the Style property values changes, each control must call its ApplyStyle method. Note that not all the controls included support all the properties demonstrated. If a control does not support a particular property, the appearance of the control will not change when the property value is changed.

Note

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.

<!--  -->
<!-- -->
<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
    private Style primaryStyle = new Style();

    void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
        {
            // Add data to the borderColorList, 
            // backColorList, and foreColorList controls.
            ListItemCollection colors = new ListItemCollection();
            colors.Add(Color.Black.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Blue.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Green.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Orange.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Purple.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Red.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.White.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Yellow.Name);
            borderColorList.DataSource = colors;
            borderColorList.DataBind();
            backColorList.DataSource = colors;
            backColorList.DataBind();
            foreColorList.DataSource = colors;
            foreColorList.DataBind();
            //<Snippet4>              

            // Add data to the borderStyleList control.
            ListItemCollection styles = new ListItemCollection();
            Type styleType = typeof(BorderStyle);
            foreach (string s in Enum.GetNames(styleType))
            {
                styles.Add(s);
            }
            borderStyleList.DataSource = styles;
            borderStyleList.DataBind();
            //</Snippet4>           

            // Add data to the borderWidthList control.
            ListItemCollection widths = new ListItemCollection();
            for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++)
            {
                widths.Add(i.ToString() + "px");
            }
            borderWidthList.DataSource = widths;
            borderWidthList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the fontNameList control.
            ListItemCollection names = new ListItemCollection();
            names.Add("Arial");
            names.Add("Courier");
            names.Add("Garamond");
            names.Add("Times New Roman");
            names.Add("Verdana");
            fontNameList.DataSource = names;
            fontNameList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the fontSizeList control.
            ListItemCollection fontSizes = new ListItemCollection();
            fontSizes.Add("Small");
            fontSizes.Add("Medium");
            fontSizes.Add("Large");
            fontSizes.Add("10pt");
            fontSizes.Add("14pt");
            fontSizes.Add("20pt");
            fontSizeList.DataSource = fontSizes;
            fontSizeList.DataBind();

            //Set primaryStyle as the style for each control.
            Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        }
    }
    //<Snippet5>
    void ChangeBorderColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderColor =
            Color.FromName(borderColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet5>

    //<Snippet6>
    void ChangeBackColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BackColor =
            Color.FromName(backColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet6>

    //<Snippet7>
    void ChangeForeColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.ForeColor =
            Color.FromName(foreColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet7>

    //<Snippet8>
    void ChangeBorderStyle(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderStyle =
            (BorderStyle)Enum.Parse(typeof(BorderStyle),
            borderStyleList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet8>

    //<Snippet9>
    void ChangeBorderWidth(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderWidth =
            Unit.Parse(borderWidthList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet9>

    //<Snippet10>
    void ChangeFont(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.Font.Name =
            fontNameList.SelectedItem.Text;
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet10>

    //<Snippet11>
    void ChangeFontSize(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.Font.Size =
            FontUnit.Parse(fontSizeList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
    //</Snippet11>
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

    <table cellpadding="6" border="0">
        <tr>
            <td rowspan="10" style="border:solid 1px Gray">
                <p>
                    <asp:label id="Label1" 
                        Text="Border Properties Example" Runat="server">
                        Label Styles
                    </asp:label>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:button id="Button1" runat="server" 
                        Text="Button Styles">
                    </asp:button>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:listbox id="ListBox1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:ListItem Value="0" Text="List Item 0">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="1" Text="List Item 1">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="2" Text="List Item 2">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:listbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:textbox id="TextBox1" 
                        Text="TextBox Styles" Runat="server">
                    </asp:textbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:table id="Table1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                    </asp:table>
                </p>
            </td>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderColorList" 
                    Text="Border Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label3" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderStyleList"
                    Text="Border Style:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderStyleList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderStyle">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label4" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderWidthList"
                    Text="Border Width">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderWidthList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderWidth">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label5" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="backColorList"
                    Text="Back Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="backColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBackColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label6" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="foreColorList"
                    Text="Foreground Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="foreColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeForeColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label7" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontNameList"
                    Text="Font Name:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontNameList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFont">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label8" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontSizeList"
                    Text="Font Size:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontSizeList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFontSize">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>

    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
    Private primaryStyle As New Style()

    Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
            ' Add data to the borderColorList, 
            ' backColorList, and foreColorList controls.
            Dim colors As New ListItemCollection()
            colors.Add(Color.Black.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Blue.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Green.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Orange.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Purple.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Red.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.White.Name)
            colors.Add(Color.Yellow.Name)
            borderColorList.DataSource = colors
            borderColorList.DataBind()
            backColorList.DataSource = colors
            backColorList.DataBind()
            foreColorList.DataSource = colors
            foreColorList.DataBind()
                
            '<Snippet4>
            ' Add data to the borderStyleList control.
            Dim styles As New ListItemCollection()
            Dim styleType As Type = GetType(BorderStyle)
            Dim s As String
            For Each s In [Enum].GetNames(styleType)
                styles.Add(s)
            Next s
            borderStyleList.DataSource = styles
            borderStyleList.DataBind()
            '</Snippet4>           

            ' Add data to the borderWidthList control.
            Dim widths As New ListItemCollection()
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To 10
                widths.Add(i.ToString() & "px")
            Next i
            borderWidthList.DataSource = widths
            borderWidthList.DataBind()

            ' Add data to the fontNameList control.
            Dim names As New ListItemCollection()
            names.Add("Arial")
            names.Add("Courier")
            names.Add("Garamond")
            names.Add("Times New Roman")
            names.Add("Verdana")
            fontNameList.DataSource = names
            fontNameList.DataBind()

            ' Add data to the fontSizeList control.
            Dim fontSizes As New ListItemCollection()
            fontSizes.Add("Small")
            fontSizes.Add("Medium")
            fontSizes.Add("Large")
            fontSizes.Add("10pt")
            fontSizes.Add("14pt")
            fontSizes.Add("20pt")
            fontSizeList.DataSource = fontSizes
            fontSizeList.DataBind()
                    
            ' Set primaryStyle as the style for each control.
            Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
            ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
            Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
            Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
            TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        End If
    End Sub

    '<Snippet5>
    Sub ChangeBorderColor(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.BorderColor = _
            Color.FromName(borderColorList.SelectedItem.Text)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet5>

    '<Snippet6>    
    Sub ChangeBackColor(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.BackColor = _
            Color.FromName(backColorList.SelectedItem.Text)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet6>

    '<Snippet7>
    Sub ChangeForeColor(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.ForeColor = _
            Color.FromName(foreColorList.SelectedItem.Text)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet7>

    '<Snippet8>
    Sub ChangeBorderStyle(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.BorderStyle = _
            CType([Enum].Parse(GetType(BorderStyle), _
            borderStyleList.SelectedItem.Text), BorderStyle)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet8>

    '<Snippet9>
    Sub ChangeBorderWidth(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.BorderWidth = _
            Unit.Parse(borderWidthList.SelectedItem.Text)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet9>

    '<Snippet10>
    Sub ChangeFont(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.Font.Name = _
            fontNameList.SelectedItem.Text
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet10>

    '<Snippet11>
    Sub ChangeFontSize(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        primaryStyle.Font.Size = _
            FontUnit.Parse(fontSizeList.SelectedItem.Text)
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle)
    End Sub
    '</Snippet11>
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Applied Style Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

    <table cellpadding="6" border="0">
        <tr>
            <td rowspan="10" style="border:solid 1px Gray">
                <p>
                    <asp:label id="Label1" 
                        Text="Border Properties Example" Runat="server">
                        Label Styles
                    </asp:label>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:button id="Button1" runat="server" 
                        Text="Button Styles">
                    </asp:button>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:listbox id="ListBox1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:ListItem Value="0" Text="List Item 0">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="1" Text="List Item 1">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="2" Text="List Item 2">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:listbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:textbox id="TextBox1" 
                        Text="TextBox Styles" Runat="server">
                    </asp:textbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:table id="Table1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                    </asp:table>
                </p>
            </td>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderColorList" 
                    Text="Border Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label3" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderStyleList"
                    Text="Border Style:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderStyleList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderStyle">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label4" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderWidthList"
                    Text="Border Width">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderWidthList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderWidth">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label5" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="backColorList"
                    Text="Back Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="backColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBackColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label6" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="foreColorList"
                    Text="Foreground Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="foreColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeForeColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label7" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontNameList"
                    Text="Font Name:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontNameList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFont">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label8" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontSizeList"
                    Text="Font Size:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontSizeList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFontSize">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>

    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the ForeColor property to specify the foreground color of the Web server control. The foreground color is usually the color of the text. This property will render on browsers earlier than Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4 for all controls, except the Image, AdRotator, HyperLink and LinkButton.

Note

On browsers that do not support styles, this property is rendered as a FONT element.

Applies to

See also