Using System Colors

Publish Date: Sep 06, 2006 | 3 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 | Print | Submit your review
The System Color Palette VI shows all of the available system colors. Use the Coloring tool to copy colors from this VI to the front panel of the VI you are developing. The Get System Color VI gets a particular system color so it can be used programmatically. It also demonstrates how to generate system colors.

On Windows XP, you might come across backgrounds that have gradients (e.g. tab controls and buttons). To match the color of these backgrounds, drop the dialog label, type some text into it so it stays, and use the Coloring tool to get the color. The color appears as black in the color palette, but it morphs to match the background color of almost anything. This method is useful if you want to add labels on borders.

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