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ColorTranslator.FromHtml Method

Translates an HTML color representation to a GDI+ Color structure.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public static Color FromHtml(
	string htmlColor
)

Parameters

htmlColor
Type: System.String

The string representation of the Html color to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
The Color structure that represents the translated HTML color or Empty if htmlColor is null.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

htmlColor is not a valid HTML color name.

This method translates a string representation of an HTML color name, such as Blue or Red, to a GDI+ Color structure.

The following example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code translates an HTML color name to a Color structure, and then uses that color to fill a rectangle.

public void FromHtml_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a string representation of an HTML color.
    string htmlColor = "Blue";

    // Translate htmlColor to a GDI+ Color structure.
    Color myColor = ColorTranslator.FromHtml(htmlColor);

    // Fill a rectangle with myColor.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle( new SolidBrush(myColor), 0, 0, 
        100, 100);
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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