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WPF Color Picker Construction Kit

, 26 Dec 2010 CPOL
A WPF color picker (like Adobe's) constructed in a modular fashion for easy modification.
ColorPickerDemo.zip
ColorPicker.dll
ColorPickerControls.dll
ColorPickerDemo.exe
ColorPickerSource.zip
ColorPickerDemo
ColorPicker
ColorModels
CMY
CMYK
HSB
Lab
RGB
ExtensionMethods
Properties
Settings.settings
Resources
ColorPickerControls
Chips
Dialogs
Pickers
Properties
Settings.settings
ColorPickerDemo
ColorPickerDemo.ico
Properties
Settings.settings
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Data;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using ColorPickerControls.Dialogs;
using ColorPicker;
namespace ColorPickerControls.Chips
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for ColorChip.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class ColorChip : UserControl
    {

        public enum EMouseEvent
        {
            mouseDown,
            mouseUp,
            mouseDoubleClick
        }

        public event EventHandler<EventArgs<Color>> ColorChanged;

        public ColorChip()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private EColorDialog mColorDialog = EColorDialog.Full;
        [Category("ColorPicker")]
        public EColorDialog ColorDialog
        {
            get { return mColorDialog; }
            set { mColorDialog = value; }
        }
 

        private EMouseEvent mDialogEvent = EMouseEvent.mouseDown;

        [Category("ColorPicker")]
        public EMouseEvent DialogEvent
        {
            get{ return mDialogEvent;}
            set { mDialogEvent = value; }
        }

        public static Type ClassType
        {
            get { return typeof(ColorChip); }
        }

        #region Color

        public static DependencyProperty ColorProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("Color", typeof(Color), ClassType, new PropertyMetadata(Colors.Gray, new PropertyChangedCallback(OnColorChanged)));
          [Category("ColorPicker")]
        public Color Color
        {
            get
            {
                return (Color)GetValue(ColorProperty);
            }
            set
            {
                SetValue(ColorProperty, value);
            }
        }

        private static void OnColorChanged(DependencyObject d, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            var chip = (ColorChip) d;
            var color = (Color) e.NewValue;
            chip.OnColorChanged(color);
        }

        private void OnColorChanged(Color color)
        {
            Brush = new SolidColorBrush(color);
            colorRect.Background =  Brush;
        }
        #endregion


        #region Brush

        public static DependencyProperty BrushProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("Brush", typeof(SolidColorBrush), ClassType, new PropertyMetadata(null, OnBrushChanged));

        public SolidColorBrush Brush
        {
            get
            {
                return (SolidColorBrush)GetValue(BrushProperty);
            }
            set
            {
                SetValue(BrushProperty, value);
            }
        }

        private static void OnBrushChanged(DependencyObject d, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            var chip = (ColorChip)d;
            var brush = (SolidColorBrush) e.NewValue;
            chip.Color = brush.Color;
        }

        #endregion





        private IColorDialog CreateDialog()
        {
            IColorDialog dialog = null;
            switch (ColorDialog)
            {
                case EColorDialog.Full:
                   dialog = new ColorPickerFullDialog();
                    break;
                case EColorDialog.FullWithAlpha:
                    dialog = new ColorPickerFullWithAlphaDialog();
                    break;
                case EColorDialog.Standard:
                    dialog = new ColorPickerStandardDialog();
                    break;
                case EColorDialog.StandardWithAlpha :
                    dialog = new ColorPickerStandardWithAlphaDialog();
                    break;
            }
            return dialog;
        }

        private void ShowDialog()
        {
            var dia =  CreateDialog();
            var initialColor =  ((SolidColorBrush)colorRect.Background).Color;
            dia.InitialColor = initialColor; //set the initial color
            if (dia.ShowDialog() == true)
            {
                if (dia.SelectedColor != initialColor)
                {
                    Color = dia.SelectedColor; //do something with the selected color
                    if (ColorChanged != null)
                    {
                        ColorChanged(this, new EventArgs<Color>(dia.SelectedColor));
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        private void UserControl_MouseDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
            if (DialogEvent == EMouseEvent.mouseDown)
            {
                ShowDialog();
                e.Handled = true;
            }
        }

        private void UserControl_MouseUp(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
            if (DialogEvent == EMouseEvent.mouseUp)
            {
                ShowDialog();
                e.Handled = true;
            }
        }

        private void UserControl_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
            if (DialogEvent == EMouseEvent.mouseDoubleClick )
            {
                ShowDialog();
                e.Handled = true;
            }
        }
       



    }

}

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KenJohnson
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Written software for what seems like forever. I'm currenly infatuated with WPF. Hopefully my affections are returned.

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