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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)

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public class WebColorConverter : ColorConverter

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0