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The GetNearestColor function returns a color value identifying a color from the system palette that will be displayed when the specified color value is used.

Declare Function GetNearestColor Lib "gdi32" Alias "GetNearestColor" (ByVal hdc As Long, ByVal crColor As Long) As Long


Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later


Parameter Information
- hdc
Identifies the device context.

- crColor
Specifies a color value that identifies a requested color.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value identifies a color from the system palette that corresponds to the given color value.

If the function fails, the return value is CLR_INVALID. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Last update: 07 April 2006