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AppearanceObject.ForeColor Property

Gets or sets the foreground color.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v22.2.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Utils, DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public Color ForeColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Color structure specifying the foreground color.


Setting the ForeColor property to Color.Empty automatically sets the AppearanceOptions.UseForeColor property to false. If this property is set to false and the current appearance object has a parent, the parent’s foreground color is used.

Use the AppearanceObject.GetForeColor method to obtain the foreground color specified by the appearance object’s settings.

When an AppearanceObject’s style setting (for example, BackColor, ForeColor, Font and TextOptions.HAlignment) is set to a non-default value, the corresponding Options.Use… option (for instance, Options.UseBackColor, Options.UseForeColor, Options.UseFont and Options.UseTextOptions) is automatically set to true in the following cases:

  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a control/component (or its element), and this control/component has been completely loaded (see the control’s IsLoading property to check the load status);
  • The AppearanceObject belongs to a grid column/band or tree list column/band, and the column/band belongs to a grid/tree list control;
  • The AppearanceObject is standalone, that is, it does not belong to any control or component.

In other cases, the Options.Use… options are not automatically enabled. You may need to enable these options manually for the style settings to be in effect.

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