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Table Cell background color issue

Hi,
When creating some tables I found out that in some cases when trying to change a cell’s background color it kept being white. I isolated the code and looks lit it depends on the order of setting the properties FillFormat Type and FillFormat ForeColor. Using the following code it can be reproduced:

Presentation presentation = new Presentation();
Slide slide = presentation.Slides[0];

Table table = slide.Shapes.AddTable(0, 0, 1000, 1000, 1, 1);

Aspose.Slides.Cell cell = table.GetCell(0, 0);
cell.TextFrame.Paragraphs.Clear();

Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph()
{
Text = “Some text”,
Alignment = TextAlignment.Center,
};
Portion portion = paragraph.Portions[0];
portion.FontHeight = 11;
portion.FontColor = Color.FromArgb(138, 198, 205);
portion.FontBold = true;
portion.FontUnderline = true;
portion.FontShadow = true;

// Change order of following 2 lines to see the difference
cell.FillFormat.ForeColor = Color.Black;
cell.FillFormat.Type = FillType.Solid;

cell.TextFrame.Paragraphs.Add(paragraph);
paragraph.HasBullet = false;

string filename = “presentation.ppt”;
presentation.Save(filename, Aspose.Slides.Export.SaveFormat.Ppt);

In this case the problem is solved by setting first the FillFormat Type and later the FillFormat ForeColor, however I have found a more complex scenario (setting more cell properties) where the color is set correctly but the transparency value is set to 100% when assigning first the FillFormat Type. I can try to generate a simple code for that case too if needed.

Thanks and Regards,
Pablo

Dear Pablo,

I have observed the issue specified by you and have been able to verify the difference in background color. An issue with ID 20529 has been created in our issue tracking system for necessary investigation and issue resolution. This thread has also been linked with this issue, so that you may be automatically notified, once issue is resolved.

Please share the code snippet for the transparency issues.

Thanks and Regards,

Dear Pablo,

I have discussed the issue with our development team and it is not a bug in Aspose.Slides for .NET. Actually, Setting Type property should be always first because when you set it all other properties reset and reinitialized to default values. Hope it answers your query.

Thanks and Regards,

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Dear Mudassir,
Thanks again for your quick reply and for letting me know about the FillFormat Type behavior. Maybe in the future would be good to have this kind of side effects documented. I was also able to find the problem with the alpha component; it was that the cell Style ForegroundColor returned using Aspose.Slides had the alpha value in 0. This might be another good point for future documentation.

Thanks and regards, looking forward to know about the possibility to simulate a “Copy and Paste” from Excel to PowerPoint,

Pablo

Dear Pablo,

We are thankful to you for highlighting the issue. We may surely add this to our FAQ section of documentation.

Thanks and Regards,