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ColorTranslator.ToHtml Method

Translates the specified Color structure to an HTML string color representation.

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

public static string ToHtml(
	Color c


Type: System.Drawing.Color
The Color structure to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string that represents the HTML color.

This method translates a Color structure to a string representation of an HTML color. This is the commonly used name of a color, such as "Red", "Blue", or "Green", and not string representation of a numeric color value, such as "FF33AA".

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 a Color structure to a string representation of an HTML color, and then shows a message box with the resulting string.

public void ToHtml_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create an instance of a Color structure.
    Color myColor = Color.Red;

    // Translate myColor to an HTML color.
    string htmlColor = ColorTranslator.ToHtml(myColor);

    // Show a message box with the value of htmlColor.

.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.