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Set user favorite color as background color in Windows Form.

Posted By:shiv chandra       Posted Date: June 28, 2011    Points: 200    Category: Windows Application    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Basic article regarding how to set background color as per choice of user.

Here following two options has been provided for select color.

  1. Select Basic Color:            In basic color, color picker with basic color will be open.
  2. Select Custom Color:      Here color picker will open with custom color.

 For open color picker in Basic color mode you need to set FullOpen property of color picker dialogue box to False. If you want to open in dialogue box with full mode you need to set FullOpen property to true.

Select Basic Color

Select Custom Color

Full code of the above application

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace ColorPicker
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void btnColor_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            colorDialog1.FullOpen = false;
            if(colorDialog1.ShowDialog() != DialogResult.Cancel)
                this.BackColor = colorDialog1.Color;

        private void btnCustomColor_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            colorDialog1.FullOpen = true;
            if (colorDialog1.ShowDialog() != DialogResult.Cancel)
                this.BackColor = colorDialog1.Color;

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


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