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ColorFormat Object

Office 2007
Represents the color of a one-color object or the foreground or background color of an object with a gradient or patterned fill. You can set colors to an explicit red-green-blue value by using the RGB property.


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

Use this propertyWith this objectTo return a ColorFormat object that represents this
BackColor FillFormat Background fill color (used in a shaded or patterned fill)
ForeColor FillFormatForeground fill color (or the fill color for a solid fill)
BackColor LineFormat Background line color (used in a patterned line)
ForeColor LineFormatForeground line color (or the line color for a solid line)
ForeColor ShadowFormat Shadow color
ExtrusionColor ThreeDFormat 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 the active publication and then sets the foreground color, background color, and gradient for the rectangle's fill.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub GradientFill()
    With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes _
            .AddShape(Type:=msoShapeRectangle, _
            Left:=90, Top:=90, Width:=90, Height:=50).Fill
        .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(128, 0, 0)
        .BackColor.RGB = RGB(170, 170, 170)
        .TwoColorGradient msoGradientHorizontal, 1
    End With
End Sub