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Get COLORREF Values of Standard User-interface Elements (C#)

This example shows how to get the COLORREF values of standard SOLIDWORKS user-interface elements.

// Preconditions: Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Prints the names of the SOLIDWORKS standard
//    user-interface, elements (dimensions, backgrounds,
//    drawing paper, sketch status, annotations, etc.) and
//    their COLORREF values to the Immediate window.
// 2. Examine the Immediate window.

using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace ColorTableCSharp.csproj

partial class SolidWorksMacro

public void Main()
            ColorTable swColorTable =
int standardCount = 0;
int count = 0;
string colorName = null;
int colorRef = 0;

            swColorTable = (ColorTable)swApp.GetColorTable();

            standardCount = swColorTable.GetStandardCount();
Debug.Print("SOLIDWORKS standard user-interface element and COLORREF value:");
// Iterate through standard colors
            for (count = 0; count <= (standardCount - 1); count++)
// Get the entry name
                colorName = swColorTable.GetNameAtIndex(count);
if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(colorName))
// Get the entry's COLORREF
                    colorRef = swColorTable.GetColorRefAtIndex(count);
Debug.Print("  " + colorName + " : " + colorRef);


/// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>

SldWorks swApp;


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