#231 – You Can Use a Brush for a Control’s Foreground

Though brushes in WPF are most often used to fill in the background for a window or a control,  you can also render the foreground of many controls using a brush.

For example, we can use a brush instead of a solid color for the Foreground property of a Label.  The text of the label will be rendered in a specified font and the body of the letters will be rendered using the specified brush.

		<Label Content="You can render text with a brush.." HorizontalAlignment="Center" Margin="20"
			   FontSize="24" FontWeight="Bold">
			<Label.Foreground>
				<LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1.0,0.5">
					<GradientStop Color="DarkSlateBlue" Offset="0.0"/>
					<GradientStop Color="SkyBlue" Offset="1.0"/>
				</LinearGradientBrush>
			</Label.Foreground>
		</Label>

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One Response to #231 – You Can Use a Brush for a Control’s Foreground

  1. Pingback: #810 – Setting Foreground and Background Properties from Code | 2,000 Things You Should Know About WPF

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