ColorFormat object (Word)

Represents the color of a one-color object or the foreground or background color of an object with a gradient or patterned fill. You can set colors to an explicit red-green-blue value by using the RGB property.


Use one of the properties listed in the following table to return a ColorFormat object.

Use this property With this object To return a ColorFormat object that represents this
BackColor FillFormat Background fill color (used in a shaded or patterned fill)
ForeColor FillFormat Foreground fill color (or the fill color for a solid fill)
BackColor LineFormat Background line color (used in a patterned line)
ForeColor LineFormat Foreground line color (or the line color for a solid line)
ForeColor ShadowFormat Shadow color
ExtrusionColor ThreeDFormat Color of the sides of an extruded object

Use the RGB property to set a color to an explicit red-green-blue value. The following example adds a rectangle to the active document and then sets the foreground color, background color, and gradient for the rectangle's fill.

With ActiveDocument.Shapes _ 
 .AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 90, 90, 90, 50).Fill 
 .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(128, 0, 0) 
 .BackColor.RGB = RGB(170, 170, 170) 
 .TwoColorGradient msoGradientHorizontal, 1 
End With



See also

Word Object Model Reference

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