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Silverlight: Use KnownColor Through the Backdoor

, 12 Aug 2010 CPOL
Get around another irrational and arbitrary omission in Silverlight


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5 Aug 2010
Henry Minute
A possible alternative solution. I say possible because I have no idea if it will work in Silverlight and even if it does whether it will be any easier/faster. public Color ColorFromName(string name) { Color result = Colors.Black; Type type =...


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