FromName Method

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 member FromName : 
        name:string -> Color


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.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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