SystemPens.HighlightText Property


Gets a Pen that is the color of the text of selected items.

 static property System::Drawing::Pen ^ HighlightText { System::Drawing::Pen ^ get(); };
public static System.Drawing.Pen HighlightText { get; }
static member HighlightText : System.Drawing.Pen
Public Shared ReadOnly Property HighlightText As Pen

Property Value


A Pen that is the color of the text of selected items.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the HighlightText property. To run this example, paste it into a Windows Form. Handle the form's Paint event and call the DrawWithHighlightTextPen method from the Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void DrawWithHighlightTextPen(PaintEventArgs e)
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 100);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(SystemPens.HighlightText, rectangle1);
Private Sub DrawWithHighlightTextPen(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) 
    Dim rectangle1 As New Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 100)
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(SystemPens.HighlightText, rectangle1)

End Sub


Selected items may include menu items as well as selected text. For example, the pen may be the color used for the text of selected items in a list box.

Applies to