TextBlock Background Color

The XAML TextBlock in WP* doesn't have a Background brush.

Is there a way to overcome this limitation ?

I've tried putting the TB in a grid and setting the grid's background but no luck.
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Can you maybe tell which version of Visual Studio and .NET you are using.
When using Visual Studio 2013, VB.NET, and a WPF Application with .NET Framework 4.5 I can find that the TextBlock has also a Background brush which can be set e.g. via parameter  Background="Blue"
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
You can use something like the following.

textBlock.Background = Brushes.AnyAvailableColor

Where AnyAvailableColor is given in the list in intellisence
WatersideAuthor Commented:
Sorry I had the shift key held down.. WP* = WP8 Windows Phone.  No Background property.
No problem.
You could try to add a "Border" and set a background brush.
Then put the TextBlock within the Border.
<Border ......>
    <TextBlock ..../>

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