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ColorTranslator.ToOle Method

Translates the specified Color structure to an OLE color.

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

public static int ToOle(
	Color c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Drawing.Color

The Color structure to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The OLE color value.

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 a Color structure to an integer that represents an OLE color, and then shows a message box with the resulting string.

public void ToOle_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
   // Create an instance of a Color structure.
    Color myColor = Color.Red;

    // Translate myColor to an OLE color. 
    int oleColor = ColorTranslator.ToOle(myColor);

    // Show a message box with the value of oleColor.
    MessageBox.Show(oleColor.ToString());
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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