PowerShell Studio: ComboBox of Colors

The PowerShell Studio v5.6.164 service build introduces a new ComboBox control set:


ComboBox – Colors

This control is useful when you need to provide the user with a color choice.

ComboBox - Colors control set


When you select the ComboBox – Colors control set, PowerShell Studio inserts a ComboBox that displays a list of colors:

Colors ComboBox


Each item represents a System.Drawing.Color type and includes a preview of the color. When a user selects a color from the pull down, the ComboBox’s SelectedItem property will contains the selected Color object:

	#Get the selected color
	$color = $comboboxColors.SelectedItem
	if ($color)
		#Apply the color to the RichTextBox
		$richtextbox1.SelectionColor = $color
		$richtextbox1.AppendText("Selected: $color `r`n")


In this example, the color name is displayed in the RichTextBox using the selected color:

Color Changed


Note: This control set was inspired by a user’s post on our PowerShell GUIs forum. Please let us know what you think.


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Wondering why my form is black? Refer to this article:

PowerShell Studio: I see a gray form and I want it painted black!


Release Notes

You can view the complete service build log here.



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