css - textbox

I don't know which section that change txtbox to gray when I set enabled = false.  How can I change font color in a specific  textbox to different color if textbox set to enabled = false?
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AshwaniMunshiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
instead make it Readonly

<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" Text = "XXXXX" ForeColor = "Red" ReadOnly = "true" ></asp:TextBox>

Then whatever color you've set in ForeColor property will apply. Or I think you can use CSS also if it is readonly and not disabled.
Tom BeckCommented:
You could try this. It should work in most modern browsers. For IE, probably only version 9 or above.


Alan WarrenCommented:
Didn't know you can address enabled and disabled properties of an input via CSS, Cool...

You could also switch CssClass or set the properties of the textbox programmatically, but CSS solution would be much cleaner.
 Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        If Me.TextBox1.Enabled = False Then
            Me.TextBox1.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.White
            'Me.TextBox1.CssClass = "disabled"
            Me.TextBox1.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.Black
            'Me.TextBox1.CssClass = "enabled"
        End If
 End Sub

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