TextBox Control

Setting the background colour

Normally, you will want to set the background colour at design time. To do this, simply set the backcolor property in the properties window. To set the background colour a runtime, change the BackColor property use the following syntax:

Text1.BackColor = ColourCode

Visual Basic uses Hexadecimal code to specify control colours, for example &H80000006& is black. Unless you want to learn hexadecimal code you can use the QBColor Function.

Text1.BackColor = QBColor(Number)

Where number is one of the following:

Number

Colour

0

Black

1

Blue

2

Green

3

Cyan

4

Red

5

Magenta

6

Yellow

7

White

8

Grey

9

Light Blue

10

Light Green

11

Light Cyan

12

Light Red

13

Light Magenta

14

Light Yellow

15

Bright White

The following code sets the background colour of text1 to Red.

Text1.BackColor = QBColor(4)

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