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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);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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