RichEditBox.SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused Property


Gets or sets the brush used to highlight the selected text when the RichEditBox does not have focus.

 property SolidColorBrush ^ SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused { SolidColorBrush ^ get(); void set(SolidColorBrush ^ value); };
SolidColorBrush SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused();

void SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused(SolidColorBrush value);
public SolidColorBrush SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused { get; set; }
var solidColorBrush = richEditBox.selectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused;
richEditBox.selectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused = solidColorBrush;
Public Property SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused As SolidColorBrush
<RichEditBox SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused="{StaticResource resourceName}"/>
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<RichEditBox SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused="colorString"/>

Property Value


The brush used to highlight the selected text when RichEditBox loses focus. The default is a null brush from a pure code perspective, but the default control template for RichEditBox applies a Transparent brush for this in a runtime instance of a RichEditBox control. To disable the SelectionHighlightColorWhenNotFocused, set the brush to Transparent once again.

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 Creators Update (introduced in 10.0.15063.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v4.0)

Applies to

See also