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WebColorConverter Class

Converts a predefined color name or an RGB color value to and from a System.Drawing.Color object.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public ref class WebColorConverter : public ColorConverter
public class WebColorConverter extends ColorConverter
public class WebColorConverter extends ColorConverter
Not applicable.

The WebColorConverter class is used to convert a System.Drawing.Color object to a predefined color name or an RGB color value. It is also used to convert a predefined color name or an RGB color value to a System.Drawing.Color object.

Caution noteCaution:

You should never access a type converter directly. Instead, call the appropriate converter by using System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor. For more information, see the examples in the System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter class overview.

The following list contains the sixteen predefined HTML color names you can use:

  • Black

  • Blue

  • Cyan

  • Gray

  • Green

  • Lime

  • Magenta

  • Maroon

  • Navy

  • Olive

  • Purple

  • Red

  • Silver

  • Teal

  • White

  • Yellow

You can also specify a custom color by using a hexadecimal number, preceded by the pound character (#), in the form #RRGGBB. RR, GG, and BB represent hexadecimal values from 0 to 255 that indicate the red, green, and blue components of a color, respectively. For example, the value #0000FF represents the color blue. It specifies the minimum value (00) for the red and green components, while specifying the maximum value (FF) for the blue component.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, 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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