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I am developing a customized appointment scheduling system. I will allow users to select their appointment color using a color picker. However, the color of the appointment text will always be black

I will have an issue if the user selects a dark color. Please provide a solution to any ONE of the given below options:

1) Allow me to ensure the color picker displays only light colors
2) Allow me to give a white glow to the appointment text so that no matter what background it is on, it will always show clearly

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Question by:RTKHOT
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by:RTKHOT
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After reviewing my question above, i realized that I have not described it properly.

The user will select an appointment color that will be a background color. So it will appear as a square shape on the calendar. The description text of the appointment will be inside this box.

I am providing the user to choose the color of the background, but the description text will always be black

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by:ChristoferDutz
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Well you could define the colors in your ColorPicker.
http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=controls_18.html
Another option would be to use the default dataProvider of the ColorPicker and to filter it (as the ffffff is white you could set a threshold to allow only colors thats rgb values summ up to a minimum value)
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by:RTKHOT
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Could you please give a more specific answer for the RGB sum up values.

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ChristoferDutz earned 1000 total points
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Well you have your color codes in this format:

#rrggbb

All are values of 00 (0) to ff (255).
So if you simply add the color value of r, b and c you shoud get a value of 0 to 765. If for example you set the minimum to 500 you would certainly get some pretty light colors.
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