#223 – Predefined System Colors

The System.Windows.SystemColors class contains a series of static properties that expose the current predefined system colors.  These are the predefined system colors that you can change from the Control Panel (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7).

The properties come in triplets.  For each system color Xxx, there are XxxBrush, XxxBrushKey and XxxColor properties.

Here’s a chart showing the default colors, under the Aero theme in Windows 7.  (Click on the image to see it full-sized).