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ColorTranslator.ToOle Method

Translates the specified Color structure to an OLE color.

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

public static int ToOle(
	Color c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Drawing.Color

The Color structure to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The OLE color value.

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 an integer that represents an OLE color, and then shows a message box with the resulting string.

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

    // Translate myColor to an OLE color. 
    int oleColor = ColorTranslator.ToOle(myColor);

    // Show a message box with the value of oleColor.
    MessageBox.Show(oleColor.ToString());
}

.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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