Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do the digits in a text box mean (below Alpha channel trackbar)?

That is a Web Color represented in hexadecimal notation. A hex triplet is a six-digit, three-byte hexadecimal number used in HTML and CSS, and other computing applications, to represent colors. The bytes represent the red, green and blue values of the color. One byte represents a number in the range 00 to FF in hexadecimal format. The hex triplet is formed by concatenating three bytes in hexadecimal notation, in the following order:
Byte 1: red value
Byte 2: green value
Byte 3: blue value
For example, consider the color red=36, green=104, blue=160 (a grayish-blue color). The numbers 36, 104 and 160 are 24, 68 and A0 respectively in hexadecimal notation. To obtain the hex triplet, we simply write the three hex bytes together without spaces, thus: 2468A0. If a byte is less than 10 (hex) or 16 (decimal) it must be represented with a leading zero to keep the number of digits in the triplet equal to six. For example, the decimal triplet 0,1,2 would be represented by the hex triplet 000102.

  • How can I clear Color History boxes?

Right-click anywhere in Absolute Color Picker dialog and select “Clear history” option.

  • Can I add my own palette into Palettes tab?

Unfortunately, the current version of Absolute Color Picker doesn’t provide this feature.

  • Can I select a color without clicking “Apply” button?

Yes, certainly. Double-click the required color to select it. The chosen color will be added to history, and Absolute Color Picker dialog will be closed.

  • I want to display certain Absolute Color Picker tabs and hide the rest of them. How can I achieve it?

Right-click anywhere in Absolute Color Picker dialog. In the new menu select/deselect items to customize the dialog appearance.

  • How to unregister Absolute Color Picker ActiveX component?

You may do it using Start menu or manually:
Start –> Eltima Software –> Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Component –> Unregister.
Assuming that you have installed component in default location you may type in command:
regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control\ AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx”