15 Aug

Extended WPF Toolkit – New ColorPicker Control

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Yes, another great control has been added to the Extended WPF Toolkit project on CodePlex called the ColorPicker.

The ColorPicker is pretty much self explanatory.? It allows a user to select a color using a color canvas, a hue slider, and an alpha slider for transparency.

UPDATE: The ColorPicker control has been updated.? please see this post for more detail.

This is what is looks like when it is in display mode:


This is what it looks like in edit mode:


It is a pretty simple control for now.? There will be added functionality in the coming future to support entering RGB and HSV values, as well as Hexadecimal values.

There is a SelectedColor dependency property that can be data bound to as follows.

<toolkit:ColorPicker SelectedColor=”{Binding FavoriteColor}” />


As you can see, I have been hard at work trying to make the Extended WPF Toolkit a successful project full of valuable controls that can be used in your application.? But I will need feedback on the controls to make sure they are meeting the needs of the users.? So please leave your feedback, good or bad, in the Discussions section of the project site.

3 thoughts on “Extended WPF Toolkit – New ColorPicker Control

  1. Nice control but does it really require .net4.0?
    That discounts it for me, being a user of vs2008 and therefore .net3.5 maximum.

  2. @GizmoGizmo
    Yes, it really requires the .NET 4.0 framework. Every control uses the VisualStateManager from the 4.0 framework. Some other features are also used such as named parameters.

    I was thinking of supporting both the 3.5 and 4.0 frameworks, but it would be too much trouble and take too much time to maintain two sets of a similar but different code bases.

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