ToWin32 Method
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ColorTranslator.ToWin32 Method (Color)


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


Type: System.Drawing.Color

The Color structure to translate.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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