Applies to

RichTextEdit controls


The InputFieldBackColor property sets the color for the background of input fields in the RichTextEdit control. This item can also be selected by the user at runtime from the Properties item of the pop-up menu.


In a painter

To set the background color of input fields:

  • Select the desired color from the Background Field Color drop-down list on the Document page of the control's Properties view.

To add your own colors to the color drop-down list, select Design>Custom Colors before displaying the Properties view.

In scripts

The InputFieldBackColor property takes a long (-2 to 16,777,215) that defines the background color for input fields. The value is a combination of values for the red, green, and blue components of the color. If you do not know the long value for the color, choose Design>Custom Colors to determine the red, green, and blue values and then call the RGB function to specify the color in a script.

This statement makes the input fields red.

rte_1.InputFieldBackColor = RGB(255, 0, 0)