convert a hex value to a color value

Posted on 2000-02-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
edtCeldaColorFondo.Text contains the hex value

and i'm trying to do something like this

edtCeldaMuestraBorde.Color := edtCeldaColorFondo.Text;

but obviously this code doesn't work.

please help me, thanks
Question by:pin_plunder
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inthe earned 10 total points
ID: 2540186
you can use the
 edtCeldaMuestraBorde.Color := stringtocolor(edtCeldaColorFondo.Text);

Regards Barry

Expert Comment

ID: 2540320
Tcolor is an integer, so this will also do :

edtCeldaMuestraBorde.Color := integer(edtCeldaColorFondo.Text);

or if you have hex values :

edtCeldaMuestraBorde.Color := stringtocolor('$'+edtCeldaColorFondo.Text);

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