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ColorTranslator.FromOle Method

Translates an OLE color value to a GDI+ Color structure.

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

public static Color FromOle(
	int oleColor


Type: System.Int32
The OLE color to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
The Color structure that represents the translated OLE color.

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 OLE color value to a Color structure, and then uses that color to fill a rectangle.

public void FromOle_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create an integer representation of an OLE color.
    int oleColor = 0xFF00;

    // Translate oleColor to a GDI+ Color structure.
    Color myColor = ColorTranslator.FromOle(oleColor);

    // 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.