Color::FromName Method (String^)


Creates a Color structure from the specified name of a predefined color.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

static Color FromName(
	String^ name


Type: System::String^

A string that is the name of a predefined color. Valid names are the same as the names of the elements of the KnownColor enumeration.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing::Color

The Color that this method creates.

A predefined color is also called a known color and is represented by an element of the KnownColor enumeration. If the name parameter is not the valid name of a predefined color, the FromName method creates a Color structure that has an ARGB value of 0 (that is, all ARGB components are 0).

The following code example demonstrates the A, R, G, B, and FromName members of a Color, and the Implicit(Size to SizeF) member.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. Paste the code into the form and call the ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue method from the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

void ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   Color slateBlue = Color::FromName( "SlateBlue" );
   Byte g = slateBlue.G;
   Byte b = slateBlue.B;
   Byte r = slateBlue.R;
   Byte a = slateBlue.A;
   array<Object^>^temp0 = {a,r,g,b};
   String^ text = String::Format( "Slate Blue has these ARGB values: Alpha:{0}, "
   "red:{1}, green: {2}, blue {3}", temp0 );
   e->Graphics->DrawString( text, gcnew System::Drawing::Font( this->Font,FontStyle::Italic ), gcnew SolidBrush( slateBlue ), RectangleF(PointF(0.0F,0.0F),this->Size) );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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