TextBox.SelectionForeground Property

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Gets or sets the brush used for the selected text in the text box.

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


Public Property SelectionForeground As Brush
public Brush SelectionForeground { get; set; }
<TextBox SelectionForeground="colorString"/>

XAML Values

  • singleBrush
    Within opening and closing property elements for object.SelectionForeground, exactly one object element for an object that derives from Brush. The object element is typically one of the following Silverlight classes: LinearGradientBrush, RadialGradientBrush, ImageBrush, SolidColorBrush, or VideoBrush.

  • colorString
    The Color for a SolidColorBrush expressed as an attribute string. This can be a named color, an RGB value, or an ScRGB value. RGB or ScRGB may also specify alpha information. See Color.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Brush
The brush used for the selected text in the text box.


Dependency property identifier field: SelectionForegroundProperty.

Use the SelectionForeground property to change the foreground of the selected text in a text box control.


The following code snippet shows how you can use the SelectionForeground property to set the foreground of the selected text in a TextBox. This example is part of a larger example available in the TextBox class overview.

<TextBlock Margin="20,40,0,0" Text="Demonstrating styles for TextBox" />

<TextBlock Margin="20,0,0,0" FontSize="11">
    Select the following text to view the results of SelectionForeground and SelectionBackground properties.

<TextBox Text="Styles" Margin="20,5,0,0" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="200" Height="35" FontFamily="Arial" FontSize="15" Foreground="White" Background="Black" BorderBrush="White" SelectionForeground="Black">
        <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
            <GradientStop Color="Gray" Offset="0.0" />
            <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="1.0" />

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.