Color.GetHue Method

Definition

Gets the hue-saturation-lightness (HSL) hue value, in degrees, for this Color structure.

public:
 float GetHue();
public float GetHue ();
member this.GetHue : unit -> single
Public Function GetHue () As Single

Returns

Single

The hue, in degrees, of this Color. The hue is measured in degrees, ranging from 0.0 through 360.0, in HSL color space.

Examples

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates an instance of a Color structure, redShade, to be used for comparisons.

  • Iterates through the KnownColor enumeration elements to find all known colors that have the same hue as redShade. The iterations are terminated when 15 matches are found or the value of the loop counter is greater than the last KnownColor element.

  • During each iteration, saves the KnownColor element - if it matches the criteria - in an array.

  • Uses a brush to paint rectangles.

The first rectangle is painted the color represented by redShade. Each of the other rectangles is painted a KnownColor that matches the hue of the redShade.

void GetHueExample( PaintEventArgs^ e )
{
   Graphics^ g = e->Graphics;

   // Color structures. One is a variable used for temporary storage. The other
   // is a constant used for comparisons.
   Color someColor = Color::FromArgb( 0 );
   Color redShade = Color::FromArgb( 255, 200, 0, 100 );

   // Array to store KnownColor values that match the hue of the redShade
   // color.
   array<KnownColor>^colorMatches = gcnew array<KnownColor>(15);

   // Number of matches found.
   int count = 0;

   // Iterate through the KnownColor enums until 15 matches are found.
   for ( KnownColor enumValue = (KnownColor)0; enumValue <= KnownColor::YellowGreen && count < 15; enumValue = enumValue + (KnownColor)1 )
   {
      someColor = Color::FromKnownColor( enumValue );
      if ( someColor.GetHue() == redShade.GetHue() )
               colorMatches[ count++ ] = enumValue;
   }

   // Display the redShade color and its argb value.
   SolidBrush^ myBrush1 = gcnew SolidBrush( redShade );
   System::Drawing::Font^ myFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );
   int x = 20;
   int y = 20;
   someColor = redShade;
   g->FillRectangle( myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30 );
   g->DrawString( someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes::Black, (float)x + 120, (float)y );

   // Iterate through the matches that were found and display each color that
   // corresponds with the enum value in the array. also display the name of
   // the KnownColor.
   for ( int i = 0; i < count; i++ )
   {
      y += 40;
      someColor = Color::FromKnownColor( colorMatches[ i ] );
      myBrush1->Color = someColor;
      g->FillRectangle( myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30 );
      g->DrawString( someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes::Black, (float)x + 120, (float)y );
   }
}
public void GetHueExample(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    Graphics     g = e.Graphics;
             
    // Color structures. One is a variable used for temporary storage. The other
    // is a constant used for comparisons.
    Color   someColor = Color.FromArgb(0);
    Color   redShade = Color.FromArgb(255, 200, 0, 100);
             
    // Array to store KnownColor values that match the hue of the redShade
    // color.
    KnownColor[]  colorMatches = new KnownColor[15];

    // Number of matches found.
    int  count = 0;   
    
    // Iterate through the KnownColor enums until 15 matches are found.
    for (KnownColor enumValue = 0;
        enumValue <= KnownColor.YellowGreen && count < 15; enumValue++)
    {
        someColor = Color.FromKnownColor(enumValue);
        if (someColor.GetHue() == redShade.GetHue())
            colorMatches[count++] = enumValue;
    }
             
    // Display the redShade color and its argb value.
    SolidBrush  myBrush1 = new SolidBrush(redShade);
    Font        myFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
    int         x = 20;
    int         y = 20;
    someColor = redShade;
    g.FillRectangle(myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30);
    g.DrawString(someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes.Black, x + 120, y);
             
    // Iterate through the matches that were found and display each color that
    // corresponds with the enum value in the array. also display the name of
    // the KnownColor.
    for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
    {
        y += 40;
        someColor = Color.FromKnownColor(colorMatches[i]);
        myBrush1.Color = someColor;
        g.FillRectangle(myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30);
        g.DrawString(someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes.Black, x + 120, y);
    }
}
Public Sub GetHueExample(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)
    Dim g As Graphics = e.Graphics

    ' Color structures. One is used for temporary storage. The other
    ' is a constant used for comparisons.
    Dim someColor As Color = Color.FromArgb(0)
    Dim redShade As Color = Color.FromArgb(255, 200, 0, 100)

    ' Array for KnownColor values that match the hue of redShade
    ' color.
    Dim colorMatches(15) As KnownColor

    ' Number of matches found.
    Dim count As Integer = 0

    ' Iterate through the KnownColor enums until 15 matches are found.
    Dim enumValue As KnownColor
    For enumValue = 0 To KnownColor.YellowGreen
        someColor = Color.FromKnownColor(enumValue)
        If (someColor.GetHue()) = (redShade.GetHue()) Then
            colorMatches(count) = enumValue
            count += 1
            If count > 15 Then
                Exit For
            End If
        End If
    Next enumValue

    ' Display the redShade color and its argb value.
    Dim myBrush1 As New SolidBrush(redShade)
    Dim myFont As New Font("Arial", 12)
    Dim x As Integer = 20
    Dim y As Integer = 20
    someColor = redShade
    g.FillRectangle(myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30)
    g.DrawString(someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes.Black, _
    x + 120, y)

    ' Iterate through the matches that were found and display each
    ' color that corresponds with the enum value in the array. Also
    ' display the name of the KnownColor.
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To count - 1
        y += 40
        someColor = Color.FromKnownColor(colorMatches(i))
        myBrush1.Color = someColor
        g.FillRectangle(myBrush1, x, y, 100, 30)
        g.DrawString(someColor.ToString(), myFont, Brushes.Black, _
        x + 120, y)
    Next i
End Sub

Applies to