TextBlock.Foreground TextBlock.Foreground TextBlock.Foreground TextBlock.Foreground Property

Definition

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

public:
 property System::Windows::Media::Brush ^ Foreground { System::Windows::Media::Brush ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Media::Brush ^ value); };
public System.Windows.Media.Brush Foreground { get; set; }
member this.Foreground : System.Windows.Media.Brush with get, set
Public Property Foreground As Brush

Property Value

The brush used to apply to the text contents. The default is Black.

Examples

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.

TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock(new Run("A bit of text content..."));

textBlock.Background              = Brushes.AntiqueWhite;
textBlock.Foreground              = Brushes.Navy;

textBlock.FontFamily              = new FontFamily("Century Gothic");
textBlock.FontSize                = 12;
textBlock.FontStretch             = FontStretches.UltraExpanded;
textBlock.FontStyle               = FontStyles.Italic;
textBlock.FontWeight              = FontWeights.UltraBold;

textBlock.LineHeight              = Double.NaN;
textBlock.Padding                 = new Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10);
textBlock.TextAlignment           = TextAlignment.Center;
textBlock.TextWrapping            = TextWrapping.Wrap;

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle;
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero  = true;
Dim textBlock As New TextBlock(New Run("A bit of text content..."))

textBlock.Background = Brushes.AntiqueWhite
textBlock.Foreground = Brushes.Navy

textBlock.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic")
textBlock.FontSize = 12
textBlock.FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
textBlock.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
textBlock.FontWeight = FontWeights.UltraBold

textBlock.LineHeight = Double.NaN
textBlock.Padding = New Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10)
textBlock.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center
textBlock.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero = True

Remarks

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.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field ForegroundProperty
Metadata properties set to true AffectsRender, SubPropertiesDoNotAffectRender, Inherits

Applies to