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I can convert a string to color, but how do I convert a color to string (to store it in XML)

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Friends,

I am using an XML file to store user settings for my app.  This method has worked great until I tried to deal with colors.

Now, I know I can convert a String to a color.. xmlAltRowColor = Color.FromName(xmlReader.ReadString)

But how do I convert a Color to a string?

Syntax Help Requested.  

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,
Eric
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Jaime Olivares earned 2000 total points
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it is quiet easy, just use:

dim s as string
s = yourcolor.ToString()
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by:ptakja
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Jaime_olivares has the correct answer.

In fact, you can convert almost any object into a string using the .ToString method. I believe that the .ToString method is part of the System.Object class which is the base class for everything in .NET.

I say "almost" because some user-created classes may not be coded to support the .ToString method. But all .NET Framework classes do.

For example, take an Integer value x which has a value of 5

Dim x As Integer = 5

x.ToString will return "5"
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by:indy500fan
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jaime_olivares,

I am so sorry, I forgot all about this.  I used your solution, but forgot to award points.

ptakja, yes I agree, and I implemented Jaime's solution, I just forgot to give Jaime points.

Regards,
Eric
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