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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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