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COLORREF
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COLORREF

The COLORREF value is used to specify an RGB color.


typedef DWORD COLORREF;
typedef DWORD* LPCOLORREF;

Remarks

When specifying an explicit RGB color, the COLORREF value has the following hexadecimal form:

0x00bbggrr

The low-order byte contains a value for the relative intensity of red; the second byte contains a value for green; and the third byte contains a value for blue. The high-order byte must be zero. The maximum value for a single byte is 0xFF.

To create a COLORREF color value, use the RGB macro. To extract the individual values for the red, green, and blue components of a color value, use the GetRValue, GetGValue, and GetBValue macros, respectively.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Windef.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Colors Overview
Color Structures
GetBValue
GetGValue
GetRValue
RGB

 

 

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