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VB.net Excel Add-In RGB Color

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Hi

I have used the following code to color cells in my VSTO Excel Add-in
Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Selection.Interior.color = RGB(200, 160, 35)

I am now using a Color Dialog control on a form and the value of the selected color
is given in the following format "Color [A=255, R=128, G=64, B=0]"
How do I color a cell using this format?
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Question by:Murray Brown
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You might try parsing the string like this:
Sub ColorPicker()
Dim strColor As String
Dim iRed As Integer, iGreen As Integer, iBlue As Integer
strColor = "Color [A=255, R=128, G=64, B=0]"
iRed = Val(Mid(strColor, InStr(1, strColor, "R=") + 2))
iGreen = Val(Mid(strColor, InStr(1, strColor, "G=") + 2))
iBlue = Val(Mid(strColor, InStr(1, strColor, "B=") + 2))
Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Selection.Interior.Color = RGB(iRed, iGreen, iBlue)
End Sub

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Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
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The ColorDialog returns a Color object which has R G and B properties so you should be able to use (assuming C is your returned Color object)
Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Selection.Interior.Color = RGB(C.R, C.G, C.B)

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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks for the help
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