Colors Class

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Implements a set of predefined colors.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System.Windows.Media..::.Colors

Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Syntax

Public NotInheritable Class Colors
public sealed class Colors

The Colors type exposes the following members.

Properties

Name Description
Black Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF000000.
Blue Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF0000FF.
Brown Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFA52A2A.
Cyan Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF00FFFF.
DarkGray Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFA9A9A9.
Gray Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF808080.
Green Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF008000.
LightGray Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFD3D3D3.
Magenta Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFFF00FF.
Orange Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFFFA500.
Purple Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FF800080.
Red Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFFF0000.
Transparent Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #00FFFFFF.
White Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFFFFFFF.
Yellow Gets the system-defined color that has the ARGB value of #FFFFFF00.

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Methods

Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (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.)

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Remarks

XAML Usage for Colors

You cannot instantiate objects from this managed class in XAML, but you can use its static properties to provide property values in XAML. There are additional named colors that can be specified in XAML, but these are not backed by static property values of Colors. For information about other color usages in XAML, including named colors and ARGB or scARGB syntax, see Color.

The XAML object element usage (with initialization text) is useful for declaring a Color as a resource dictionary.

Note

Windows Phone uses a resource dictionary for theme resources, which includes colors. These color resources are the recommended way to apply color in Windows Phone applications because they ensure UI elements appear consistency and can change color based on the theme the user has selected. For a more consistent user experience, avoid using static colors. For more information, see Theme resources for Windows Phone.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Reference

System.Windows.Media Namespace

Brush

Colors

SolidColorBrush

Other Resources

Theme resources for Windows Phone