ColorFormat Object (PowerPoint)

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

DimColor

AnimationSettings

Color used for dimmed objects

BackColor

FillFormat

Background fill color (used in a shaded or patterned fill)

ForeColor

FillFormat

Foreground fill color (the fill color for a solid fill)

Color

Font

Bullet or character color

BackColor

LineFormat

Background line color (used in a patterned line)

ForeColor

LineFormat

Foreground line color (or just the line color for a solid line)

ForeColor

ShadowFormat

Shadow color

PointerColor

SlideShowSettings

Default pointer color for a presentation

PointerColor

SlideShowView

Temporary pointer color for a view of a slide show

ExtrusionColor

ThreeDFormat

Color of the sides of an extruded object

Use the SchemeColor property to set the color of a slide element to one of the colors in the standard color scheme. The following example sets the text color for shape one on slide two in the active presentation to the standard color-scheme title color.

ActivePresentation.Slides(2).Shapes(1).TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Color.SchemeColor = ppTitle

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 = ActivePresentation.Slides(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 
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