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  • Question

  • Will you developers please make detachable palletes in Word and Excel like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop so that we can keep the color pallettes open and be able to select what colors we want to use in the document? It would make our productivity so much faster.
    Monday, August 17, 2015 4:04 PM


  • According to your descrption, I think you could use the ChooseColor API with VBA.
    You can refer to below code:

    'Show the 'Choose a Color' Common Dialog
    'To show the choose color common dialog, use the following function:
    Option Explicit
    Private Declare Function ChooseColorA Lib "comdlg32.dll" (pChoosecolor As tChooseColor) As Long
    Private Declare Function GetActiveWindow Lib "user32" () As Long
    Private Type tChooseColor
        lStructSize As Long
        hwndOwner As Long
        hInstance As Long
        rgbResult As Long
        lpCustColors As String
        flags As Long
        lCustData As Long
        lpfnHook As Long
        lpTemplateName As String
    End Type
    'Purpose     :  Shows the Choose Color Dialog
    'Inputs      :  N/A
    'Outputs     :  Returns -1 if the user pressed cancel, else returns the selected color
    Function ShowColor() As Long
        Dim tColor As tChooseColor
        Dim Custcolor(16) As Long
        Dim lReturn As Long, lThisColor As Long
        Dim abytCustomColors(0 To 16 * 4 - 1) As Byte
        For lThisColor = LBound(abytCustomColors) To UBound(abytCustomColors)
            abytCustomColors(lThisColor) = 0
        tColor.lStructSize = Len(tColor)
        tColor.hwndOwner = GetActiveWindow        'or Me.hwnd in VB
        tColor.hInstance = 1       'or App.hInstance in VB
        'Convert the custom colors to Unicode
        tColor.lpCustColors = StrConv(abytCustomColors, vbUnicode)
        tColor.flags = 0
        'Show the dialog
        If ChooseColorA(tColor) <> 0 Then
            ShowColor = tColor.rgbResult
            ShowColor = -1
        End If
    End Function

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:41 AM