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Language: VB4,VB5,VB6,VBS
Expertise: Intermediate
Jan 27, 2001

ColorToHTML - Convert a VB color for use in a HTML page

' convert a VB color code to the ##rrggbb format used in HTML attributes

Function ColorToHTML(ByVal color As Long) As String
    ' HTML color codes are in the format #RRGGBB (red, green, blue)
    ' while Hex(color) returns numbers in the format BBGGRR
    ' therefore we just have to invert the order of the
    ' hex values of red and blue
    Dim tmp As String
    tmp = Right$("00000" & Hex$(color), 6)
    
    ColorToHTML = "#" & Right$(tmp, 2) & Mid$(tmp, 3, 2) & Left$(tmp, 2)

End Function
Francesco Balena
 
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