Not able to access Border Control Border Brush Color in Windows Apps Development RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All! Greetings!

    We have a situation where we are creating Border Control Dynamically. And we are adding a Text Box Control on the Border Control to write something on the Border.
    Now we need to change the Border Brush Color from the list of combobox color.

    ((Border)ctrl).BorderBrush= tblColorComboBox.Background;
    //tblColorComboBox has list of colors.
    We are not able to get the color properly.

    To get the color, we are using the following code.
    string control_color = ((SolidColorBrush)((Border)ctrl).BorderBrush).Color.ToString();

    We are not getting the right color in control_color.
    Can someone suggest what is wrong here?

    Thank you!

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:29 PM


  • xaml

        <Grid Background="{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
            <Grid.RowDefinitions >
                <RowDefinition Height="48"/>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
            <Grid Grid.Row="1" x:Name="testgrid"/>
            <ComboBox Grid.Row="3" x:Name="combobox" >
                <ComboBox.ItemTemplate >
                    <DataTemplate >
                        <Border Background="{Binding Background}" Width="200" Height="24">
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding ColorName}"/>


    namespace App1
        /// <summary>
        /// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame.
        /// </summary>
        public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
            private Border myborder;
            public MainPage()
                myborder = new Border();
                myborder.Height = 200;
                myborder.Width = 200;
                myborder.BorderThickness = new Thickness(4);
                myborder.BorderBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Windows.UI.Colors.Red);
                combobox.ItemsSource = GetData();
                combobox.SelectionChanged += combobox_SelectionChanged;
            private ObservableCollection<MyData> GetData()
                ObservableCollection<MyData> result = new ObservableCollection<MyData>();
                result.Add(new MyData() { Background = new SolidColorBrush(Windows.UI.Colors.Red), ColorName = "Red" });
                result.Add(new MyData() { Background = new SolidColorBrush(Windows.UI.Colors.Blue), ColorName = "Blue" });
                result.Add(new MyData() { Background = new SolidColorBrush(Windows.UI.Colors.Yellow ), ColorName = "Yellow" });
                return result;
            private void combobox_SelectionChanged(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
                myborder.BorderBrush = ((MyData)e.AddedItems[0]).Background;
        public class MyData
            public Brush Background { get; set; }
            public string ColorName { get; set; }

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