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IconicTileData.BackgroundColor Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets the background color of the Tile. Setting this property overrides the default theme color that is set on the phone.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Property BackgroundColor As Color
public Color BackgroundColor { get; set; }
    <Color .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media..::.Color
The background color of the Tile.


The color must be specified in ARGB format. The Alpha (A) channel must be set to 255 or the default theme color will be used.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


IconicTileData Class

Microsoft.Phone.Shell Namespace