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Link-background

The link-background sets the background color of the link.

Note

link-background only applies to Textual action links as described in the actions guide and not to regular hyperlinks.

Syntax

link-background: <color> [<percentage>];

link-background accepts a <color> (with an optional transparency level defined by a <percentage>) that is used to define the background color of text enclosed in Textual action links.

Example

The example below shows some links with their background color changed. It also shows that link-background does not affect hyperlinks.

LinkBackgroundApp Visit the Textualize website. Click here for the bell sound. You can also click here for the bell sound. Exit this application.

from textual.app import App
from textual.widgets import Label


class LinkBackgroundApp(App):
    def compose(self):
        yield Label(
            "Visit the [link=https://textualize.io]Textualize[/link] website.",
            id="lbl1",  # (1)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "Click [@click=app.bell]here[/] for the bell sound.",
            id="lbl2",  # (2)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "You can also click [@click=app.bell]here[/] for the bell sound.",
            id="lbl3",  # (3)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "[@click=app.quit]Exit this application.[/]",
            id="lbl4",  # (4)!
        )


app = LinkBackgroundApp(css_path="link_background.css")
  1. This label has an hyperlink so it won't be affected by the link-background rule.
  2. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-background.
  3. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-background.
  4. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-background.
#lbl1, #lbl2 {
    link-background: red;  /* (1)! */
}

#lbl3 {
    link-background: hsl(60,100%,50%) 50%;
}

#lbl4 {
    link-background: $accent;
}
  1. This will only affect one of the labels because action links are the only links that this rule affects.

CSS

link-background: red 70%;
link-background: $accent;

Python

widget.styles.link_background = "red 70%"
widget.styles.link_background = "$accent"

# You can also use a `Color` object directly:
widget.styles.link_background = Color(100, 30, 173)

See also