How to work with hexadecimal colors

This example shows how you can convert hexadecimal colors like they are used in HTML to a .NET color object and vice versa.

// By using the ColorTranslator you can easily convert color values
// definied in the hexadecimal format (like it is used in HTML)
Color Color1 = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#EEEEEE");
Color Color2 = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("red");
** Convert back:
string Color1a = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToHtml(Color1);
// --> "#EEEEEE"
string Color2a = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToHtml(Color2);
// --> "Red"
string Color2b = String.Format("#{0:X2}{1:X2}{2:X2}", Color2.R, Color2.G, Color2.B);
// --> "#FF0000"
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kricksen January 28, 2011 at 07:04
thanks for the article