Technical Reference > Graphics Builder Automation Interface > Object Drawing and Property Functions > AttributeFillOnColourEx


Sets the fill color for an object, or retrieves a value representing the current fill color.

This function applies to the selected object, which is typically the last placed object. By using the PageSelectFirstObject() and PageSelectNextObject() functions, you can access your objects and change or read their properties.




An RGB value.

Return Value

If retrieving the current fill color, an RGB value. If applying a fill color, 0 (zero) if successful. In both cases, an error is returned if unsuccessful. If values are out of range on writing to the attribute, the function exits and reports the error E_INVALIDARG. If there is no active object, they exit and report a return value of E_HANDLE.

Note: For details on handling return and error values, see Error Handling.

Related Functions



' Sets the fill color for an object
GraphicsBuilder.AttributeFillOnColourEx = &hFF0000

' Retrieves the value of the fill color
MyVariable = GraphicsBuilder.AttributeFillOnColourEx

This function is implemented in the C++ environment as two separate functions: put_AttributeFillOnColourEx applies a fill color, and get_AttributeFillOnColourEx retrieves the current fill color setting.