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How to set the foreground color of the TextBox in C#?

Last Updated : 20 Apr, 2023
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In Windows forms, TextBox plays an important role. With the help of TextBox, the user can enter data in the application, it can be of a single line or of multiple lines. In TextBox, you are allowed to set the foreground color of the TextBox with the help of ForeColor property which makes your textbox more attractive. In Windows form, you can set this property in two different ways: 1. Design-Time: It is the simplest way to set the ForeColor property of the TextBox as shown in the following steps:

  • Step 1: Create a windows form. As shown in the below image: Visual Studio -> File -> New -> Project -> WindowsFormApp
  • Step 2: Drag the TextBox control from the ToolBox and Drop it on the windows form. You can place a TextBox control anywhere on the windows form according to your need. As shown in the below image:
  • Step 3: After drag and drop you will go to the properties of the TextBox control to set the ForeColor property of the TextBox. As shown in the below image: Output:

2. Run-Time: It is a little bit trickier than the above method. In this method, you can set the ForeColor property of the TextBox programmatically with the help of given syntax:

public override System.Drawing.Color ForeColor { get; set; }

Here, Color is used to represent the foreground color of the TextBox. Following steps are used to set the ForeColor property of the TextBox:

  • Step 1 : Create a textbox using the TextBox() constructor provided by the TextBox class.
// Creating textbox
TextBox Mytextbox = new TextBox();
  • Step 2 : After creating TextBox, set the ForeColor property of the TextBox provided by the TextBox class.
// Set ForeColor property
Mytextbox.ForeColor = Color.Red;
  • Step 3 : And last add this textbox control to form using Add() method.
// Add this textbox to form
this.Controls.Add(Mytextbox);
  • Example: 

CSharp




using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
 
namespace my {
 
public partial class Form1 : Form {
 
    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
    }
 
    private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Creating and setting the properties of Lable1
        Label Mylablel = new Label();
        Mylablel.Location = new Point(96, 54);
        Mylablel.Text = "Enter Name";
        Mylablel.AutoSize = true;
        Mylablel.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
 
        // Add this label to form
        this.Controls.Add(Mylablel);
 
        // Creating and setting the properties of TextBox1
        TextBox Mytextbox = new TextBox();
        Mytextbox.Location = new Point(187, 51);
        Mytextbox.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
        Mytextbox.ForeColor = Color.Red;
        Mytextbox.AutoSize = true;
        Mytextbox.Name = "text_box1";
        Mytextbox.Font = new Font("Broadway", 12);
 
        // Add this textbox to form
        this.Controls.Add(Mytextbox);
    }
}
}


  • Output:


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