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ColorFormat Object (Excel)

Represents the color of a one-color object, the foreground or background color of an object with a gradient or patterned fill, or the pointer color.

You can set colors to an explicit red-green-blue value (by using the RGB property) or to a color in the color scheme (by using the SchemeColor property).

Use one of the properties listed in the following table to return a ColorFormat object.

Use this property

With this object

To return a ColorFormat object that represents this

BackColor

FillFormat

The background fill color (used in a shaded or patterned fill)

ForeColor

FillFormat

The foreground fill color (or simply the fill color for a solid fill)

BackColor

LineFormat

The background line color (used in a patterned line)

ForeColor

LineFormat

The foreground line color (or just the line color for a solid line)

ForeColor

ShadowFormat

The shadow color

ExtrusionColor

ThreeDFormat

The color of the sides of an extruded object

Use the RGB property to set a color to an explicit red-green-blue value. The following example adds a rectangle to myDocument and then sets the foreground color, background color, and gradient for the rectangle's fill.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
With myDocument.Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, _ 
 90, 90, 90, 50).Fill 
 .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(128, 0, 0) 
 .BackColor.RGB = RGB(170, 170, 170) 
 .TwoColorGradient msoGradientHorizontal, 1 
End With
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