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ColorTranslator.ToWin32 Method

Translates the specified Color structure to a Windows color.

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

public static int ToWin32 (
	Color c
)
public static int ToWin32 (
	Color c
)
public static function ToWin32 (
	c : Color
) : int
Not applicable.

Parameters

c

The Color structure to translate.

Return Value

The Windows color value.

The following example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code translates a Color structure to an integer that represents a Windows color, and then shows a message box with the resulting string.

public void ToWin32_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create an instance of a Color structure.
    Color myColor = Color.Red;
             
    // Translate myColor to an OLE color.
    int winColor = ColorTranslator.ToWin32(myColor);
             
    // Show a message box with the value of winColor.
    MessageBox.Show(winColor.ToString());
}

public void ToWin32_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create an instance of a Color structure.
    Color myColor = Color.get_Red();

    // Translate myColor to an OLE color.
    int winColor = ColorTranslator.ToWin32(myColor);

    // Show a message box with the value of winColor.
    MessageBox.Show(System.Convert.ToString(winColor));
} //ToWin32_Example

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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