I always have serious problems when it comes to the point of color selection. I guess you'll agree that basic 16 colors that windows define are boring. However, using RGB macro and guessing R,G and B values out of 256^3 possibilities is problematic (too many options). Even if I use the macro, I can hardly recognize which color is hiding behind say
HTML gurus experienced the same problem. To solve it, they identified 141 colors and assign them appropriate names. I took their definition and convert it into a header file. If you include the header
#include "ColorNames.h" into your code, you will be able to use HTML color names instead of the RGB macro, say
I find this easier to use and to remember. I hope it will help you, too.
Below is a part of the "ColorNames.h" file and this file is all you need. The demo application will present you all 141 colors and their names.
const COLORREF colAliceBlue = RGB(240,248,255);
const COLORREF colAntiqueWhite = RGB(250,235,215);
const COLORREF colAqua = RGB( 0,255,255);
const COLORREF colAquamarine = RGB(127,255,212);
const COLORREF colAzure = RGB(240,255,255);
const COLORREF colBeige = RGB(245,245,220);
const COLORREF colBisque = RGB(255,228,196);
const COLORREF colBlack = RGB( 0, 0, 0);
const COLORREF colBlanchedAlmond = RGB(255,255,205);
const COLORREF colBlue = RGB( 0, 0,255);
const COLORREF colBlueViolet = RGB(138, 43,226);
const COLORREF colBrown = RGB(165, 42, 42);
const COLORREF colBurlywood = RGB(222,184,135);
const COLORREF colCadetBlue = RGB( 95,158,160);
const COLORREF colChartreuse = RGB(127,255, 0);
const COLORREF colChocolate = RGB(210,105, 30);
const COLORREF colCoral = RGB(255,127, 80);
const COLORREF colCornflowerBlue = RGB(100,149,237);
const COLORREF colCornsilk = RGB(255,248,220);
const COLORREF colCrimson = RGB(220, 20, 60);
const COLORREF colCyan = RGB( 0,255,255);
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