Printer.ForeColor Property

Gets or sets the color in which text and graphics are printed.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)

public int ForeColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
Returns an Integer.

The ForeColor property determines the color of text used in the Print method. For graphics methods, the ForeColor property determines the border color for the shape, whereas the FillColor property determines the color of the shape itself.

NoteNote:

You can convert any .NET Framework Color or SystemColors color value to a ForeColor value by calling the ToArgb function:

Printer.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Violet.ToArgb

The following table lists the ColorConstants and SystemColorConstants values that are valid for the ForeColor property.

Constant

Value

.NET Framework equivalent

vbBlack

&h00

Black

vbRed

&hFF

Red

vbGreen

&hFF00

Green

vbYellow

&hFFFF

Yellow

vbBlue

&hFF0000

Blue

vbMagenta

&hFF00FF

Magenta

vbCyan

&hFFFF00

Cyan

vbWhite

&hFFFFFF

White

vbScrollBars

&H80000000

ScrollBar

vbDesktop

&H80000001

Desktop

vbActiveTitleBar

&H80000002

ActiveCaption

vbInactiveTitleBar

&H80000003

InactiveCaption

vbMenuBar

&H80000004

Menu

vbWindowBackground

&H80000005

Window

vbWindowFrame

&H80000006

WindowFrame

vbMenuText

&H80000007

MenuText

vbWindowText

&H80000008

WindowText

vbTitleBarText

&H80000009

ActiveCaptionText

vbActiveBorder

&H8000000A

ActiveBorder

vbInactiveBorder

&H8000000B

InactiveBorder

vbApplicationWorkspace

&H8000000C

AppWorkSpace

vbHighlight

&H8000000D

Highlight

vbHighlightText

&H8000000E

HighlightText

vbButtonFace

&H8000000F

ButtonFace

vbButtonShadow

&H80000010

ControlDark

vbGrayText

&H80000011

GrayText

vbButtonText

&H80000012

ControlText

vbInactiveCaptionText

&H80000013

InactiveCaptionText

vb3DHighlight

&H80000014

ControlLightLight

vb3DDKShadow

&H80000015

ControlDarkDark

vb3DLight

&H80000016

ControlLight

vb3DFace

&H8000000F

ControlDark

vb3Dshadow

&H80000010

ControlDarkDark

vbInfoText

&H80000017

InfoText

vbInfoBackground

&H80000018

Info

NoteNote:

Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.

The following example demonstrates how to set the ForeColor property.

Dim pr As New Printer
pr.ForeColor = vbRed
pr.Circle(2000, 2000, 1000)
pr.EndDoc()

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