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Mini Color Reader - UserControl

Submitted on: 3/15/2020 12:16:33 PM
By: Dave Carter 
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     A Web Color Reader inspired by Ben128's 'Extended Color Class For VB'; it paints a grid of all the color values in the Class's vbWebColors Enum from where we can then select a color, read its name and copy its value either as a Hex String (Web or VB6), RGB String or Long value. Arrow Key Keyboard Navigation, Hover Highlight, Color Cell Tooltip, Popup Menu and Resizeable.

Right-click for Popup Menu or press 'c' for Copy Menu, 's' for Sort Menu, 'i' for Color Info.

NOTE: This is program only responds to the 140 colors found in cWebColors, it doesn't read colors from file and we can't edit and save the colors displayed; the main purpose is to get an eyeball on the colors in Ben's Class however, for some unknown reason, I went ahead and added a few frilly bits and turned it into a UserControl.

Practically speaking, the Project is a bit of fun but it may be of interest because we don't use any VB Controls (no Labels, Shapes, Picture Boxes, Timers... ) instead we draw the whole User Interface on the go.

Only 2 APIs used for Hand Cursor (thx LaVolpe), regular VB code throughout and well documented.

Fix: we can now tell the difference between Fushcia and Magenta (both #FF00FF).
Update: now includes simple attempt to Sort Colors and HSL info.

Happy Coding :)

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2/24/2020 1:09:56 PMKenneth Foster

Nice work Dave. You always come up with nice programs. Coding is what it is all about. Keep it up
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2/24/2020 2:39:27 PMBen128

Nice work Dave this will come in handy when I am doinh HTML coding and I need a color.
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2/24/2020 5:49:43 PMDave Carter

@ Kenneth and Ben
Thanks guys, very much appreciated :)
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3/2/2020 1:31:56 PMPaul Bahlawan

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