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WPF Colors

, 2 Jul 2008 CPOL
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This is a simple WPF app.
I used ScrollViewer and UniformGrid elements to show colors.
You can save the hexadecimal number of each color to the clipboard by clicking on it.

Using the Code


<Window x:Class="WpfApplication1.Window1"
    Title="WPF Colors (Click to save to the Clipboard)" Height="300" Width="300">
        <ScrollViewer Name="Scroll_Viewer">
            <UniformGrid Name="Uni_form_Grid">
                <!--<span class="code-comment"> Placement of color rectangles  --></span>

C# Code

public Window1()
    Uni_form_Grid.Children.Clear();//Clear all items in Uni_form_Grid
    //collects Brushes' property to an array
    Type t = typeof(System.Windows.Media.Brushes);
    PropertyInfo[] colors = t.GetProperties();
    int i = -1;
    foreach (PropertyInfo color in colors)

        BrushConverter convertor = new BrushConverter();
        Brush brush = convertor.ConvertFromString(color.Name) as Brush;

        string hex = string.Format("#{0}", brush.ToString().Substring(3));

        Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle();
        rectangle.Fill = brush;//Rectangle background color
        rectangle.ToolTip = hex;//ToolTip of Rectangle
        //rectangle.Height = 20;
        //rectangle.Width = 20;
        rectangle.Stroke = Brushes.Black;//border of Rectangle
        //add event to each Rectangle
        rectangle.MouseDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(rectangle_MouseDown);


/// <span class="code-SummaryComment"><summary></span>
/// Save data to Clipboard
/// <span class="code-SummaryComment"></summary></span>
void rectangle_MouseDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
    Rectangle rect = (Rectangle)sender;
    Clipboard.SetData("Text", rect.ToolTip.ToString());


  • 2nd July, 2008: Initial post


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Mohammad Dayyan

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GeneralAslam-o-Alaikum Pin
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