KnownColor Enum

Definition

Specifies the known system colors.

public enum class KnownColor
public enum KnownColor
type KnownColor = 
Public Enum KnownColor
Inheritance
KnownColor

Fields

ActiveBorder 1

The system-defined color of the active window's border.

ActiveCaption 2

The system-defined color of the background of the active window's title bar.

ActiveCaptionText 3

The system-defined color of the text in the active window's title bar.

AliceBlue 28

A system-defined color.

AntiqueWhite 29

A system-defined color.

AppWorkspace 4

The system-defined color of the application workspace. The application workspace is the area in a multiple-document view that is not being occupied by documents.

Aqua 30

A system-defined color.

Aquamarine 31

A system-defined color.

Azure 32

A system-defined color.

Beige 33

A system-defined color.

Bisque 34

A system-defined color.

Black 35

A system-defined color.

BlanchedAlmond 36

A system-defined color.

Blue 37

A system-defined color.

BlueViolet 38

A system-defined color.

Brown 39

A system-defined color.

BurlyWood 40

A system-defined color.

ButtonFace 168

The system-defined face color of a 3-D element.

ButtonHighlight 169

The system-defined color that is the highlight color of a 3-D element. This color is applied to parts of a 3-D element that face the light source.

ButtonShadow 170

The system-defined color that is the shadow color of a 3-D element. This color is applied to parts of a 3-D element that face away from the light source.

CadetBlue 41

A system-defined color.

Chartreuse 42

A system-defined color.

Chocolate 43

A system-defined color.

Control 5

The system-defined face color of a 3-D element.

ControlDark 6

The system-defined shadow color of a 3-D element. The shadow color is applied to parts of a 3-D element that face away from the light source.

ControlDarkDark 7

The system-defined color that is the dark shadow color of a 3-D element. The dark shadow color is applied to the parts of a 3-D element that are the darkest color.

ControlLight 8

The system-defined color that is the light color of a 3-D element. The light color is applied to parts of a 3-D element that face the light source.

ControlLightLight 9

The system-defined highlight color of a 3-D element. The highlight color is applied to the parts of a 3-D element that are the lightest color.

ControlText 10

The system-defined color of text in a 3-D element.

Coral 44

A system-defined color.

CornflowerBlue 45

A system-defined color.

Cornsilk 46

A system-defined color.

Crimson 47

A system-defined color.

Cyan 48

A system-defined color.

DarkBlue 49

A system-defined color.

DarkCyan 50

A system-defined color.

DarkGoldenrod 51

A system-defined color.

DarkGray 52

A system-defined color.

DarkGreen 53

A system-defined color.

DarkKhaki 54

A system-defined color.

DarkMagenta 55

A system-defined color.

DarkOliveGreen 56

A system-defined color.

DarkOrange 57

A system-defined color.

DarkOrchid 58

A system-defined color.

DarkRed 59

A system-defined color.

DarkSalmon 60

A system-defined color.

DarkSeaGreen 61

A system-defined color.

DarkSlateBlue 62

A system-defined color.

DarkSlateGray 63

A system-defined color.

DarkTurquoise 64

A system-defined color.

DarkViolet 65

A system-defined color.

DeepPink 66

A system-defined color.

DeepSkyBlue 67

A system-defined color.

Desktop 11

The system-defined color of the desktop.

DimGray 68

A system-defined color.

DodgerBlue 69

A system-defined color.

Firebrick 70

A system-defined color.

FloralWhite 71

A system-defined color.

ForestGreen 72

A system-defined color.

Fuchsia 73

A system-defined color.

Gainsboro 74

A system-defined color.

GhostWhite 75

A system-defined color.

Gold 76

A system-defined color.

Goldenrod 77

A system-defined color.

GradientActiveCaption 171

The system-defined color of the lightest color in the color gradient of an active window's title bar.

GradientInactiveCaption 172

The system-defined color of the lightest color in the color gradient of an inactive window's title bar.

Gray 78

A system-defined color.

GrayText 12

The system-defined color of dimmed text. Items in a list that are disabled are displayed in dimmed text.

Green 79

A system-defined color.

GreenYellow 80

A system-defined color.

Highlight 13

The system-defined color of the background of selected items. This includes selected menu items as well as selected text.

HighlightText 14

The system-defined color of the text of selected items.

Honeydew 81

A system-defined color.

HotPink 82

A system-defined color.

HotTrack 15

The system-defined color used to designate a hot-tracked item. Single-clicking a hot-tracked item executes the item.

InactiveBorder 16

The system-defined color of an inactive window's border.

InactiveCaption 17

The system-defined color of the background of an inactive window's title bar.

InactiveCaptionText 18

The system-defined color of the text in an inactive window's title bar.

IndianRed 83

A system-defined color.

Indigo 84

A system-defined color.

Info 19

The system-defined color of the background of a ToolTip.

InfoText 20

The system-defined color of the text of a ToolTip.

Ivory 85

A system-defined color.

Khaki 86

A system-defined color.

Lavender 87

A system-defined color.

LavenderBlush 88

A system-defined color.

LawnGreen 89

A system-defined color.

LemonChiffon 90

A system-defined color.

LightBlue 91

A system-defined color.

LightCoral 92

A system-defined color.

LightCyan 93

A system-defined color.

LightGoldenrodYellow 94

A system-defined color.

LightGray 95

A system-defined color.

LightGreen 96

A system-defined color.

LightPink 97

A system-defined color.

LightSalmon 98

A system-defined color.

LightSeaGreen 99

A system-defined color.

LightSkyBlue 100

A system-defined color.

LightSlateGray 101

A system-defined color.

LightSteelBlue 102

A system-defined color.

LightYellow 103

A system-defined color.

Lime 104

A system-defined color.

LimeGreen 105

A system-defined color.

Linen 106

A system-defined color.

Magenta 107

A system-defined color.

Maroon 108

A system-defined color.

MediumAquamarine 109

A system-defined color.

MediumBlue 110

A system-defined color.

MediumOrchid 111

A system-defined color.

MediumPurple 112

A system-defined color.

MediumSeaGreen 113

A system-defined color.

MediumSlateBlue 114

A system-defined color.

MediumSpringGreen 115

A system-defined color.

MediumTurquoise 116

A system-defined color.

MediumVioletRed 117

A system-defined color.

Menu 21

The system-defined color of a menu's background.

MenuBar 173

The system-defined color of the background of a menu bar.

MenuHighlight 174

The system-defined color used to highlight menu items when the menu appears as a flat menu.

MenuText 22

The system-defined color of a menu's text.

MidnightBlue 118

A system-defined color.

MintCream 119

A system-defined color.

MistyRose 120

A system-defined color.

Moccasin 121

A system-defined color.

NavajoWhite 122

A system-defined color.

Navy 123

A system-defined color.

OldLace 124

A system-defined color.

Olive 125

A system-defined color.

OliveDrab 126

A system-defined color.

Orange 127

A system-defined color.

OrangeRed 128

A system-defined color.

Orchid 129

A system-defined color.

PaleGoldenrod 130

A system-defined color.

PaleGreen 131

A system-defined color.

PaleTurquoise 132

A system-defined color.

PaleVioletRed 133

A system-defined color.

PapayaWhip 134

A system-defined color.

PeachPuff 135

A system-defined color.

Peru 136

A system-defined color.

Pink 137

A system-defined color.

Plum 138

A system-defined color.

PowderBlue 139

A system-defined color.

Purple 140

A system-defined color.

Red 141

A system-defined color.

RosyBrown 142

A system-defined color.

RoyalBlue 143

A system-defined color.

SaddleBrown 144

A system-defined color.

Salmon 145

A system-defined color.

SandyBrown 146

A system-defined color.

ScrollBar 23

The system-defined color of the background of a scroll bar.

SeaGreen 147

A system-defined color.

SeaShell 148

A system-defined color.

Sienna 149

A system-defined color.

Silver 150

A system-defined color.

SkyBlue 151

A system-defined color.

SlateBlue 152

A system-defined color.

SlateGray 153

A system-defined color.

Snow 154

A system-defined color.

SpringGreen 155

A system-defined color.

SteelBlue 156

A system-defined color.

Tan 157

A system-defined color.

Teal 158

A system-defined color.

Thistle 159

A system-defined color.

Tomato 160

A system-defined color.

Transparent 27

A system-defined color.

Turquoise 161

A system-defined color.

Violet 162

A system-defined color.

Wheat 163

A system-defined color.

White 164

A system-defined color.

WhiteSmoke 165

A system-defined color.

Window 24

The system-defined color of the background in the client area of a window.

WindowFrame 25

The system-defined color of a window frame.

WindowText 26

The system-defined color of the text in the client area of a window.

Yellow 166

A system-defined color.

YellowGreen 167

A system-defined color.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the KnownColor enumeration to print out the names and colors of all its values. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form and paste the following code into it. Call the DisplayKnownColors method in the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void DisplayKnownColors( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      this->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 650, 550 );

      // Get all the values from the KnownColor enumeration.
      System::Array^ colorsArray = Enum::GetValues( KnownColor::typeid );
      array<KnownColor>^allColors = gcnew array<KnownColor>(colorsArray->Length);
      Array::Copy( colorsArray, allColors, colorsArray->Length );

      // Loop through printing out the values' names in the colors 
      // they represent.
      float y = 0;
      float x = 10.0F;
      for ( int i = 0; i < allColors->Length; i++ )
      {
         // If x is a multiple of 30, start a new column.
         if ( i > 0 && i % 30 == 0 )
         {
            x += 105.0F;
            y = 15.0F;
         }
         else
         {
            // Otherwise, increment y by 15.
            y += 15.0F;
         }

         // Create a custom brush from the color and use it to draw
         // the brush's name.
         SolidBrush^ aBrush = gcnew SolidBrush( Color::FromName( allColors[ i ].ToString() ) );
         e->Graphics->DrawString( allColors[ i ].ToString(), this->Font, aBrush, x, y );

         // Dispose of the custom brush.
         delete aBrush;
      }
   }
private void DisplayKnownColors(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    this.Size = new Size(650, 550);
    
    // Get all the values from the KnownColor enumeration.
    System.Array colorsArray = Enum.GetValues(typeof(KnownColor));
    KnownColor[] allColors = new KnownColor[colorsArray.Length];

    Array.Copy(colorsArray, allColors, colorsArray.Length);

    // Loop through printing out the values' names in the colors 
    // they represent.
    float y = 0;
    float x = 10.0F;

    for(int i = 0; i < allColors.Length; i++)
    {

        // If x is a multiple of 30, start a new column.
        if (i > 0 && i % 30 == 0)
        {
            x += 105.0F;
            y = 15.0F;
        }
        else
        {
            // Otherwise, increment y by 15.
            y += 15.0F;
        }

        // Create a custom brush from the color and use it to draw
        // the brush's name.
        SolidBrush aBrush = 
            new SolidBrush(Color.FromName(allColors[i].ToString()));
        e.Graphics.DrawString(allColors[i].ToString(), 
            this.Font, aBrush, x, y);

        // Dispose of the custom brush.
        aBrush.Dispose();
    }

}
Private Sub DisplayKnownColors(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)
    Me.Size = New Size(650, 550)
    Dim i As Integer

    ' Get all the values from the KnownColor enumeration.
    Dim colorsArray As System.Array = _
        [Enum].GetValues(GetType(KnownColor))
    Dim allColors(colorsArray.length) As KnownColor

    Array.Copy(colorsArray, allColors, colorsArray.Length)

    ' Loop through printing out the value's name in the colors 
    ' they represent.
    Dim y As Single
    Dim x As Single = 10.0F

    For i = 0 To allColors.Length - 1

        ' If x is a multiple of 30, start a new column.
        If (i > 0 And i Mod 30 = 0) Then
            x += 105.0F
            y = 15.0F
        Else
            ' Otherwise increment y by 15.
            y += 15.0F
        End If

        ' Create a custom brush from the color and use it to draw
        ' the brush's name.
        Dim aBrush As New SolidBrush(Color.FromName( _
            allColors(i).ToString()))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(allColors(i).ToString(), _
            Me.Font, aBrush, x, y)

        ' Dispose of the custom brush.
        aBrush.Dispose()
    Next

End Sub

Applies to