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ColorTranslator.FromHtml Method

Translates an HTML color representation to a GDI+ Color structure.

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

public static Color FromHtml(
	string htmlColor


Type: System.String
The string representation of the Html color to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
The Color structure that represents the translated HTML color or Empty if htmlColor is null.


htmlColor is not a valid HTML color name.

This method translates a string representation of an HTML color name, such as Blue or Red, to a GDI+ Color structure.

The following example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code translates an HTML color name to a Color structure, and then uses that color to fill a rectangle.

public void FromHtml_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create a string representation of an HTML color.
    string htmlColor = "Blue";

    // Translate htmlColor to a GDI+ Color structure.
    Color myColor = ColorTranslator.FromHtml(htmlColor);

    // Fill a rectangle with myColor.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle( new SolidBrush(myColor), 0, 0, 
        100, 100);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.