HTML colors come in all sorts of flavors: hexadecimal (#0066ff), named colors (e.g. LightSkyBlue…here’s the link).
Many people may be very comfortable with working with HTML colors, so if you’re in C# and needing to get the .Net equivalent, you can translate directly from HTML colors with System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml(). Here’s the usage:
System.Drawing.Color myColor = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("Red"); or System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#ff0000");
Controls require the System.Drawing.Color type:
TextBox t = new TextBox(); t.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
Also useful is System.Drawing.ColorConverter. Here’s the MSDN link for that. But working from the HTML colors may be more familiar to you.