Color.FromName(String) Color.FromName(String) Color.FromName(String) Color.FromName(String) Method


Creates a Color structure from the specified name of a predefined color.

 static System::Drawing::Color FromName(System::String ^ name);
public static System.Drawing.Color FromName (string name);
static member FromName : string -> System.Drawing.Color
Public Shared Function FromName (name As String) As Color


String String String String

A string that is the name of a predefined color. Valid names are the same as the names of the elements of the KnownColor enumeration.


The Color that this method creates.


The following code example demonstrates the A, R, G, B, and FromName members of a Color, and the Implicit member.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. Paste the code into the form and call the ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue method from the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

void ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   Color slateBlue = Color::FromName( "SlateBlue" );
   Byte g = slateBlue.G;
   Byte b = slateBlue.B;
   Byte r = slateBlue.R;
   Byte a = slateBlue.A;
   array<Object^>^temp0 = {a,r,g,b};
   String^ text = String::Format( "Slate Blue has these ARGB values: Alpha:{0}, "
   "red:{1}, green: {2}, blue {3}", temp0 );
   e->Graphics->DrawString( text, gcnew System::Drawing::Font( this->Font,FontStyle::Italic ), gcnew SolidBrush( slateBlue ), RectangleF(PointF(0.0F,0.0F),this->Size) );
private void ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue(PaintEventArgs e)
    Color slateBlue = Color.FromName("SlateBlue");
    byte g = slateBlue.G;
    byte b = slateBlue.B;
    byte r = slateBlue.R;
    byte a = slateBlue.A;
    string text = String.Format("Slate Blue has these ARGB values: Alpha:{0}, " +
        "red:{1}, green: {2}, blue {3}", new object[]{a, r, g, b});
        new Font(this.Font, FontStyle.Italic), 
        new SolidBrush(slateBlue), 
        new RectangleF(new PointF(0.0F, 0.0F), this.Size));
Private Sub ShowPropertiesOfSlateBlue(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)
    Dim slateBlue As Color = Color.FromName("SlateBlue")
    Dim g As Byte = slateBlue.G
    Dim b As Byte = slateBlue.B
    Dim r As Byte = slateBlue.R
    Dim a As Byte = slateBlue.A
    Dim text As String = _
    String.Format("Slate Blue has these ARGB values: Alpha:{0}, " _
       & "red:{1}, green: {2}, blue {3}", New Object() {a, r, g, b})
    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, New Font(Me.Font, FontStyle.Italic), _
        New SolidBrush(slateBlue), _
        New RectangleF(New PointF(0.0F, 0.0F), _
End Sub


A predefined color is also called a known color and is represented by an element of the KnownColor enumeration. If the name parameter is not the valid name of a predefined color, the FromName method creates a Color structure that has an ARGB value of 0 (that is, all ARGB components are 0).

Applies to