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The function sets the current fill color as an array of float values.

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MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; PDF; values )   More


Parameter Description Example value
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
values The values for the colors. 0


Returns OK or error message.


The function sets the current fill color as an array of float values.
The components of non-Lab color spaces must be in the range from 0 through 1. The *a and *b components of a Lab color space are typically in a range from -128 though 127. The *L component ranges from 0 through 100.
The number of components must match the number of components of the underlying color space. You can add an alpha value on the end.
For a grayscale color, please pass 3 times the gray level for a RGB color.

See also SetFillColor function in DynaPDF manual.


Sets color to red:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 1.0; 0.0; 0.0 )

Sets color to blue:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 0.0; 0.0; 1.0 )

Sets color to middle level gray:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 0.5; 0.5; 0.5 )

Write in CMYK:

# switch to CMYK
Variable setzen [$r; Wert:MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceCMYK" )]
# set color to Cyan
Variable setzen [$r; Wert:MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 1; 0; 0; 0)]
# Write some text
Variable setzen [$r; Wert:MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; $x; "Some cyan text")]
# now switch back to RGB
Variable setzen [$r; Wert:MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceRGB" )]

Draw line in a separation color:

# draw line in Cut Color
Set Variable [ $cs ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.CreateSeparationCS"; $pdf; "Through Cut"; "DeviceCMYK"; -1; MBS("DynaPDF.CMYK"; 0; 255; 0; 0)) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetExtColorSpace"; $pdf; $cs) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 1) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.Rectangle"; $pdf; $x; $y; $w; $h; "Stroke" ) ]

Set RGB color:

# Red 247 Green 162 Blue 53
MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 247/255; 162/255; 53/255 )

Set color to white for RGB:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 1.0; 1.0; 1.0 )

See also

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 14th May 2019

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