Get hex color from Drawing.Color

Peter Volz 1,295 Reputation points


Dim Col As Color = Color.FromArgb(Red * 255, Green * 255, Blue * 255)

Now I have Col, how should I convert it to hex color to insert in html pages?

It is expected to be in a format like: #0b7ed9

Col.ToArgb.ToString("X6") and .ToArgb.ToString("X") will return something like FFA142CC which is not valid for html pages.

Any tips?

Thanks :)

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  1. Dewayne Basnett 1,361 Reputation points

    There is a built-in method just for this.

            Dim someColor As Color = Color.LightCoral
            Dim htmlColor As String = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToHtml(Color.FromArgb(someColor.ToArgb()))
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  2. Jiachen Li-MSFT 28,781 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Peter Volz ,

    You can get the hex data for each color channel individually and combine it.

    You can refer to the following code.

        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            Dim Col As Color = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 255)
            Dim hexColor As String = ColorToHex(Col)
            Console.WriteLine(hexColor) ' Output: #FF0000
        End Su
        Public Function ColorToHex(color As Color) As String
            Return "#" & color.R.ToString("X2") & color.G.ToString("X2") & color.B.ToString("X2")
        End Function

    Best Regards.

    Jiachen Li

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