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Cell color is always black

I’m trying to set the color of a cell using vb:

tmpStyle.ForegroundColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(210,219,230)

The cellcolor just turns up black, no matter what value I enter - except white.

The Aspose.Excel is version 1.9.0.0

*I tried searching the forum-site for: ForegroundColor, but I get a: Page cannot be found with URL: http://forums.aspose.com/Search/default.aspx&searchText=backgroundcolor&forum=9

Hi,

Please refer to http://www.aspose.com/Products/Aspose.Excel/Api/Aspose.Excel.Excel.ChangePalette.html.

If the color is not in the MS Excel standard palette, you have to use the Excel.ChangePalette method to change the palette first.

excel.ChangePalette(System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(210,219,230), 55)

tmpStyle.ForegroundColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(210,219,230)

Thank you - that was it.

@dpouls1,
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// Instantiating a Workbook object
Workbook workbook = new Workbook();

// Adding a new worksheet to the Workbook object
int i = workbook.Worksheets.Add();

// Obtaining the reference of the newly added worksheet by passing its sheet index
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[i];

// Define a Style and get the A1 cell style
Style style = worksheet.Cells["A1"].GetStyle();

// Setting the foreground color to yellow
style.ForegroundColor = Color.Yellow;

// Setting the background pattern to vertical stripe
style.Pattern = BackgroundType.VerticalStripe;

// Apply the style to A1 cell
worksheet.Cells["A1"].SetStyle(style);

// Get the A2 cell style
style = worksheet.Cells["A2"].GetStyle();

// Setting the foreground color to blue
style.ForegroundColor = Color.Blue;

// Setting the background color to yellow
style.BackgroundColor = Color.Yellow;

// Setting the background pattern to vertical stripe
style.Pattern = BackgroundType.VerticalStripe;

// Apply the style to A2 cell
worksheet.Cells["A2"].SetStyle(style);

// Saving the Excel file
workbook.Save(dataDir + "book1.out.xls", SaveFormat.Excel97To2003);

Following is a detailed article which provides information about formatting cells in a workbook :
Cells Formatting

We have prepared a working solution which contains a vast range of examples that can be downloaded here.

Here you can find the download link to the latest version of this new product:
Aspose.Cells for .NET (Latest Version)