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[SOLVED] How do you open the Windows Color dialog box?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I must be missing something but I can't seem to work out how to open the standard Windows Color dialog box?

Basically the equivalent of InputBox but for colors (so that the user can select a color). I think there are some external UDFs for this, but are there any ways of doing it with included UDFs, standard AutoIt functions or interfacing with Windows directly?

Usage info: I'm making a database-like program and there are Categories (which work similar to Tables), and the user will be able to select unique colors for Categories so when they display multiple Categories at once (like displaying multiple Tables with similar columns in one list ) they can easily differentiate the Categories at quick glance.

Thanks!

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#2 ·  Posted

How about the _ChooseColor function in the Misc.au3 UDF that comes with AutoIt?

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#3 ·  Posted

Thanks! That's what I needed. :)

I had a feeling that I'd found an included UDF function for this once before but I wasn't sure if I was remembering correctly.

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#4 ·  Posted

Glad to be of service :) 


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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