WebControl.BackColor WebControl.BackColor WebControl.BackColor WebControl.BackColor Property

Definition

Gets or sets the background color of the Web server control.

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

A Color that represents the background color of the control. The default is Empty, which indicates that this property is not set.

Examples

The following example illustrates how to set the BackColor property of the Table control, which is inherited from the WebControl base class.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>BackColor Property</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <h3>BackColor Property of a Web Control</h3>
 
        <asp:Table id="Table1" runat="server"
            CellPadding = "10" 
            GridLines="Both"
            BackColor="LightBlue">
            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
        </asp:Table>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>BackColor Property</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <h3>BackColor Property of a Web Control</h3>
 
        <asp:Table id="Table1" runat="server"
            CellPadding = "10" 
            GridLines="Both"
            BackColor="LightBlue">
            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
        </asp:Table>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the BackColor property to specify the background color of the Web server control. This property is set using a System.Drawing.Color object.

Note

This property will render for only certain controls. For example, Table, Panel, DataGrid, Calendar, and ValidationSummary will render this property. It will also work for CheckBoxList, RadioButtonList and DataList if their RepeatLayout property is RepeatLayout.Table, not RepeatLayout.Flow.

In general, only controls that render as a <table> tag can display a background color in HTML 3.2, whereas almost any control can in HTML 4.0.

For controls that render as a <span> tag (including Label, all validation controls, and list controls with their RepeatLayout property set to RepeatLayout.Flow), this property will work in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 and later, but not in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.

Applies to

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