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QBColor function

Returns a Long representing the RGB color code corresponding to the specified color number.



The required color argument is a whole number in the range 0-15.


The color argument has these settings:

Number Color Number Color
0 Black 8 Gray
1 Blue 9 Light Blue
2 Green 10 Light Green
3 Cyan 11 Light Cyan
4 Red 12 Light Red
5 Magenta 13 Light Magenta
6 Yellow 14 Light Yellow
7 White 15 Bright White


The color argument represents color values used by earlier versions of Basic (such as Microsoft Visual Basic for MS-DOS and the Basic Compiler). Starting with the least-significant byte, the returned value specifies the red, green, and blue values used to set the appropriate color in the RGB system used by Visual Basic for Applications.


This example uses the QBColor function to change the BackColor property of the form passed in as MyForm to the color indicated by ColorCode. QBColor accepts integer values between 0 and 15.

Sub ChangeBackColor (ColorCode As Integer, MyForm As Form)
    MyForm.BackColor = QBColor(ColorCode)
End Sub

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