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RGB Color Picker/Value Entry (DCHeckler ) - 3/16/2006 10:25 PM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: DCHeckler

    I notice the RGB color palette requires entering each value on a 0 to 1 
    scale. I assume 255 = 1. However, manually calculating these values using 
    this assumption produces colors not matching my desired color. What is the 
    easiest way for me to transfer my existing RGB colors choices into EID? 
    
    Any Corel Draw-like color pallete features planned?
    Monday, February 18, 2008 10:05 PM

Answers

  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Yes, the problem is that the markup for gradient brushes is more complex.
    You want to use the appearance palette for that. However, once you have a
    gradient brush, you can use the property grid to make a resource out of it
    that can then be applied to other elements again via the property grid.

    Thanks,
    0Unni

    "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1FE3940D-38B3-4C02-A152-7DAD6BEF36EA@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, that is very helpful, thanks. Would you say the propety grid approach
    > is
    > applicable only for a solid color brush?
    >
    > "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, the Appearance palettes is very prototypish at this point and do
    >> expect
    >> many changes in the future. However, for now, if you are comfortable with
    >> Hex values, you can also use the property grid as - the format for entry
    >> is
    >> #AARRGGBB.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> -Unni
    >>
    >> "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8A99B857-C209-4DE2-8C1E-E9D2B345F078@microsoft.com...
    >> >I notice the RGB color palette requires entering each value on a 0 to 1
    >> > scale. I assume 255 = 1. However, manually calculating these values
    >> > using
    >> > this assumption produces colors not matching my desired color. What is
    >> > the
    >> > easiest way for me to transfer my existing RGB colors choices into EID?
    >> >
    >> > Any Corel Draw-like color pallete features planned?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:44 AM

All replies

  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Yes, the Appearance palettes is very prototypish at this point and do expect
    many changes in the future. However, for now, if you are comfortable with
    Hex values, you can also use the property grid as - the format for entry is
    #AARRGGBB.

    Thanks,
    -Unni

    "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8A99B857-C209-4DE2-8C1E-E9D2B345F078@microsoft.com...
    >I notice the RGB color palette requires entering each value on a 0 to 1
    > scale. I assume 255 = 1. However, manually calculating these values using
    > this assumption produces colors not matching my desired color. What is the
    > easiest way for me to transfer my existing RGB colors choices into EID?
    >
    > Any Corel Draw-like color pallete features planned?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:43 AM
  • By: DCHeckler

    Yes, that is very helpful, thanks. Would you say the propety grid approach is 
    applicable only for a solid color brush?
    
    "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    
    > Yes, the Appearance palettes is very prototypish at this point and do expect 
    > many changes in the future. However, for now, if you are comfortable with 
    > Hex values, you can also use the property grid as - the format for entry is 
    > #AARRGGBB.
    > 
    > Thanks,
    > -Unni
    > 
    > "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    > news:8A99B857-C209-4DE2-8C1E-E9D2B345F078@microsoft.com...
    > >I notice the RGB color palette requires entering each value on a 0 to 1
    > > scale. I assume 255 = 1. However, manually calculating these values using
    > > this assumption produces colors not matching my desired color. What is the
    > > easiest way for me to transfer my existing RGB colors choices into EID?
    > >
    > > Any Corel Draw-like color pallete features planned? 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:43 AM
  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Yes, the problem is that the markup for gradient brushes is more complex.
    You want to use the appearance palette for that. However, once you have a
    gradient brush, you can use the property grid to make a resource out of it
    that can then be applied to other elements again via the property grid.

    Thanks,
    0Unni

    "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1FE3940D-38B3-4C02-A152-7DAD6BEF36EA@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, that is very helpful, thanks. Would you say the propety grid approach
    > is
    > applicable only for a solid color brush?
    >
    > "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, the Appearance palettes is very prototypish at this point and do
    >> expect
    >> many changes in the future. However, for now, if you are comfortable with
    >> Hex values, you can also use the property grid as - the format for entry
    >> is
    >> #AARRGGBB.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> -Unni
    >>
    >> "DCHeckler" <DCHeckler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8A99B857-C209-4DE2-8C1E-E9D2B345F078@microsoft.com...
    >> >I notice the RGB color palette requires entering each value on a 0 to 1
    >> > scale. I assume 255 = 1. However, manually calculating these values
    >> > using
    >> > this assumption produces colors not matching my desired color. What is
    >> > the
    >> > easiest way for me to transfer my existing RGB colors choices into EID?
    >> >
    >> > Any Corel Draw-like color pallete features planned?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:44 AM