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 bgColor gets/sets the background color of the current document.


color = document.bgColor
document.bgColor =color 


  • color is a string representing the color as a word (e.g., "red") or hexadecimal value (e.g., "#ff0000").


document.bgColor = "darkblue"; 


The default value for this property in Mozilla Firefox is white (#ffffff in hexadecimal).

document.bgColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML. The recommended alternative is use of the CSS style background-color which can be accessed through the DOM with Another alternative is document.body.bgColor, although this is also deprecated in HTML 4.01 in favor of the CSS alternative.


MSDN: bgColor Property

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