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colorrgbtohls (shlwapi)
Converts colors from RGB to hue-luminance-saturation (HLS) format.

C# Signature:

static extern void ColorRGBToHLS(int RGB, ref int H, ref int L, ref int S);

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In VB .NET you can get the H, S, and B or L values from then color structure:

'B, Brightness, a.k.a L Lightness, Luminance

DIM red as Color = Color.FromArbg(255,255,0,0)

DIM H, S, B As Single

H = red.GetHue

S = red.GetSaturation

B = red.GetBrightness

Sample Code:

  using System;
  using System.Drawing;
  using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
  sealed class Win32
    static extern void ColorRGBToHLS(int RGB, ref int H, ref int L, ref int S);

    //Convert System.Drawing.Color structure to HLS.
    static public void ColorToHLS(System.Drawing.Color C,ref int H,ref int L,ref int S)
      //Use ColorTranslator.ToWin32 rather than Color.ToArgb because we need 0x00BBGGRR,
      //which is returned by ToWin32, rather than 0x00RRGGBB, which is returned by ToArgb.
      ColorRGBToHLS(ColorTranslator.ToWin32(C), ref H, ref L, ref S);


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