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ColorBuilder Class

Provides an HTML color string builder at design time that allows a user to select a color.

System.Object
  System.Web.UI.Design.ColorBuilder

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public sealed class ColorBuilder

The ColorBuilder type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodStatic memberBuildColorStarts a color editor to build an HTML color property value.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The BuildColor method starts a user interface for selecting a color value.

The ColorBuilder class is not intended for use outside of the design time environment. ColorBuilder requires the IWebFormsBuilderUIService, which is typically available within a Web Forms project at design time. If you want to build HTML color strings, you may want to implement a method that converts the RGB values of a Color object to an HTML-compatible RRGGBB format string. If you intend to use a control to select a color or configure a color, you can build a user interface for this, or you may want to use a PropertyGrid control which allows you to edit Color properties with the default ColorEditor providing a color selection interface.


// Create a parent control.
System.Windows.Forms.Control c = new System.Windows.Forms.Control();            
c.CreateControl();            

// Launch the Color Builder using the specified control 
// parent and an initial HTML format ("RRGGBB") color string.
System.Web.UI.Design.ColorBuilder.BuildColor(this.Component, c, "405599");



// Example designer provides a designer verb menu command to launch the 
// BuildColor method of the ColorBuilder.
[System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name="FullTrust")]
[System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
public class ColorBuilderDesigner : System.Web.UI.Design.UserControlDesigner
{
    public ColorBuilderDesigner()
    {
    }

    // Provides a designer verb menu command for invoking the BuildColor 
    // method of the ColorBuilder.
    public override System.ComponentModel.Design.DesignerVerbCollection Verbs
    {
        get
        {
            DesignerVerbCollection dvc = new DesignerVerbCollection();                               
            dvc.Add( new DesignerVerb("Launch Color Builder UI", new EventHandler(this.launchColorBuilder)) ); 
            return dvc;
        }
    }

    // This method handles the "Launch Color Builder UI" menu command.
    // Invokes the BuildColor method of the System.Web.UI.Design.ColorBuilder.
    private void launchColorBuilder(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Create a parent control.
        System.Windows.Forms.Control c = new System.Windows.Forms.Control();            
        c.CreateControl();            

        // Launch the Color Builder using the specified control 
        // parent and an initial HTML format ("RRGGBB") color string.
        System.Web.UI.Design.ColorBuilder.BuildColor(this.Component, c, "405599");
    }
}

// Example Web control displays the value of its text property.
// This control is associated with the ColorBuilderDesigner.
[DesignerAttribute(typeof(ColorBuilderDesigner), typeof(IDesigner))]
public class ColorBuilderControl : System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
{
    private string text;

    [Bindable(true),
    Category("Appearance"),
    DefaultValue("")]
    public string Text
    {
        get
        {
            return text;
        }

        set
        {
            text = value;
        }
    }

    protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output)
    {
        output.Write(Text);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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