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Identifies the color of a pixel found:
  • in an Image control,
  • in an Image variable.
Versions 16 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
New in version 16
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
// Identify the color of the pixel (15, 25)
// in the Image control named "IMG_Drawing"
ResColor = dPixelColor(IMG_ImageDrawing, 15, 25)
Syntax
<Result> = dPixelColor([<Image>, ] <X-coordinate> , <Y-coordinate>)
<Result>: Integer
Color of the specified pixel in RGB format.
Caution: the value returned may differ according to the display configuration (resolution, ...).
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, the image handled by dStartDrawing will be used.
This parameter is not available in a report. To specify the image to use, dStartDrawing must be used before the call to dPixelColor.
New in version 24
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, the image handled by dStartDrawing will be used.
This parameter is not available in a report. To specify the image to use, dStartDrawing must be used before the call to dPixelColor.
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, the image handled by dStartDrawing will be used.
This parameter is not available in a report. To specify the image to use, dStartDrawing must be used before the call to dPixelColor.
<X-coordinate>: Integer
Horizontal position of pixel to use.
<Y-coordinate>: Integer
Vertical position of pixel to use.
Remarks

Coordinates

Coordinates are given in pixels with respect to the top left corner of the image (coordinates: (0.0)).
To retrieve the position of a mouse click in an Image control, use MouseXPos and MouseYPos.

How to retrieve the components of the color?

To retrieve the components of the color returned by dPixelColor:
  • To get the red component, use RGBRed (or perform a division modulo 256 of <Result>),
  • To get the green component, use RGBGreen (or perform a division modulo 256 of <Result>/256),
  • To get the blue component, use RGBBlue (or perform a division modulo 256 of <Result>/256/256).

Using the drawing functions

The drawing functions can be used according to 2 methods:
  • Method 1: Using dStartDrawing
    • dStartDrawing must be called before any other drawing function. dStartDrawing is used to define the element (Image control or variable) to which the drawing functions will be applied.
    • When drawing on an Image control:
      • The drawing functions operate on a copy ("bitmap") of the image. You can use the drawing functions of Windows (via API or CallDLL32) but these functions must use the DC (Device Context) returned by dStartDrawing.
      • dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing must not be called in the same process.
        The drawing will not be displayed if dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing are called in the same process: it will be automatically erased.
  • Versions 24 and later
    AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Android This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Android This syntax is now available.
    Android This syntax is now available.
    New in version 24
    AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Android This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Android This syntax is now available.
    Android This syntax is now available.
    AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Android This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Android This syntax is now available.
    Android This syntax is now available.
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