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Casting From String To Color in C#

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Hi to alll ...
I want to save color in regeistry as a text, But how could I convert it to Color object after retreiving the value from regustry ....
the following code doesn't work
Text.BackColor = ((Color)GetValue(....path.....))

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by:Jarodtweiss
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Color is an enumeration and so you can get the corresponding color from the name using that syntax :

String s = "Blue"
Color c = (Color)Enum.Parse(typeof(Color), s);
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by:Jarodtweiss
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You may include that in a try catch block as an ArgumentException can be thrown if the provided string is not a correct Color
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Or use the System.Drawing.Color.FromName method, e.g.:

  System.Drawing.Color myColor;
  myColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromName("Blue") ?

Or save an ARGB value represented by an integer in the registry, instead of a string:

  System.Drawing.Color myColor;
  // Choose a color in your application
  // e.g.:
  myColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
  int argbColor = myColor.ToArgb();
  // Save value of argbColor in registry.            

  // Load value from registry.
  int argbColor = _;
  System.Drawing.Color myColor;
  myColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(argbColor);
  //myColor is now the original color.
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