// I have a survey style page that I want to setup controls in case a question is not answered I have attached the following code to a Literal. I would like to know if I can change the color of the text inside the literal to Red.
if (RadioButtonList1.SelectedItem == null)
string showmsg = "Please Answer Question";
Literal1.Text = showmsg;
Supply it HTML
string showmsg = "<span style='color:red'> Please Answer Question </span>";
That will be rendered as multiple spans. Its better if you use other controls which supports colour change from the C# code. Like
Label and use its property Label.ForeColor