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Posted on 2011-02-10
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I have a Visual Basic 2008 Windows form. I have a text string that contains "SteelBlue". How do I set the forecolor of a text control to Color.SteelBlue?
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by:pdd1lan
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Me.TextBox1.ForeColor = Color.SteelBlue
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by:mpdillon
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pdd1Ian,
I do not think that is what I asked. I agree that Color.SteelBlue can be used to set the forecolor. But I don't have a COLOR variable. I have a text string, "SteelBlue". Don't I have to use a For Each statement to find a match between the COLOR.Name and the Text string, "SteelBlue"?
pat
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Color.FromName("SteelBlue")
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
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try:

dim myColorName as String = "SteelBlue"
Me.TextBox1.ForeColor = Color.FromName(myColorName)
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by:mpdillon
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CodeCruiser, Thank you. That worked for me.
Dim clr As Color = Nothing
clr = Color.FromName("SteelBlue")
me.Textbox1.forecolor = clr
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by:CodeCruiser
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Glad to help :-)
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