#### How to convert the Integer representation of VCL.TColor to a FMX.TColor

```Hello,

I am currently porting (parts) of a VCL application to an FMX application to run it on iOS devices.
In the VCL application documents are saved that contain TColor values casted as Integers.

I'd like to read those (VCL) documents and show them on iOS.
How can I convert the Integer number (that represents a VCL TColor value) to a FMX TColor?

I think I need the function "ColorToRGB" from the VCL.Graphics unit and then I could
split the resulting RGB value into R,G,B values and then set the R,G,B values of  TColorRec.

But unfortunately the function ColorToRGB  makes use of a Windows function (GetSysColor).

Is there any cross platform solution available?

best regards,

Thomas
```
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Thomas
3/6/2012 2:13:42 PM

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```> {quote:title=Thomas Degen wrote:}{quote}
>
> I am currently porting (parts) of a VCL application to an FMX application to run it on iOS devices.
> In the VCL application documents are saved that contain TColor values casted as Integers.

I think you mean FMX.TAlphaColor, which is simply an integer with the two high order bytes containing the alpha channel, but with the RGB order reversed - TAlphaColor is \$AARRGGBB, TColor is \$BBGGRR. So you can do it with bit shifting:
var FC: TAlphaColor;
VC: TColor;
TAlphaColorRec(FC).R := VC and \$FF;
TAlphaColorRec(FC).G := (VC shr 16) and \$FF;
TAlphaColorRec(FC).B := (VC shr 32) and \$FF;

(You may need to typecast VC to an integer -= I've not done much work with TColor).
```
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Mike
3/6/2012 6:20:57 PM
```Hello Mike,

the coversion from RGB to FMX.TAlphaColor is not the problem.
The problem is how to get the RGB value from a VCL.TColor value under iOS.
This is easy if it is a "normal" color then it is just the value but if it is a system color like "clScrollBar"
then a MS Windows function (GetSysColor) is required to get the correct RGB color value for this place holder.

I solved this for now by creating a list of RGB values for all system colors in a Windows/VCL application and
then under iOS I am using this list to translate the system colors to FMX.TAlphaColors.

best regards,

Thomas

> {quote:title=Mike Sutton wrote:}{quote}
> > {quote:title=Thomas Degen wrote:}{quote}
> >
> > I am currently porting (parts) of a VCL application to an FMX application to run it on iOS devices.
> > In the VCL application documents are saved that contain TColor values casted as Integers.
>
> I think you mean FMX.TAlphaColor, which is simply an integer with the two high order bytes containing the alpha channel, but with the RGB order reversed - TAlphaColor is \$AARRGGBB, TColor is \$BBGGRR. So you can do it with bit shifting:
> var FC: TAlphaColor;
>   VC: TColor;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).R := VC and \$FF;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).G := (VC shr 16) and \$FF;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).B := (VC shr 32) and \$FF;
>
> (You may need to typecast VC to an integer -= I've not done much work with TColor).
```
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Thomas
3/7/2012 8:42:33 AM
```Use MakeColor(R, G, B);

Kind Regards,
Scheldeman Pieter

"Thomas Degen" wrote in message news:451193@forums.embarcadero.com...

Hello Mike,

the coversion from RGB to FMX.TAlphaColor is not the problem.
The problem is how to get the RGB value from a VCL.TColor value under iOS.
This is easy if it is a "normal" color then it is just the value but if it
is a system color like "clScrollBar"
then a MS Windows function (GetSysColor) is required to get the correct RGB
color value for this place holder.

I solved this for now by creating a list of RGB values for all system colors
in a Windows/VCL application and
then under iOS I am using this list to translate the system colors to
FMX.TAlphaColors.

best regards,

Thomas

> {quote:title=Mike Sutton wrote:}{quote}
> > {quote:title=Thomas Degen wrote:}{quote}
> >
> > I am currently porting (parts) of a VCL application to an FMX
> > application to run it on iOS devices.
> > In the VCL application documents are saved that contain TColor values
> > casted as Integers.
>
> I think you mean FMX.TAlphaColor, which is simply an integer with the two
> high order bytes containing the alpha channel, but with the RGB order
> reversed - TAlphaColor is \$AARRGGBB, TColor is \$BBGGRR. So you can do it
> with bit shifting:
> var FC: TAlphaColor;
>   VC: TColor;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).R := VC and \$FF;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).G := (VC shr 16) and \$FF;
> TAlphaColorRec(FC).B := (VC shr 32) and \$FF;
>
> (You may need to typecast VC to an integer -= I've not done much work with
> TColor).
```
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Pieter
3/7/2012 9:15:07 AM

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