The FIRGBA16 structure describes a color consisting of relative intensities of red, green, blue and alpha value. Each single color component consumes 16 bits and so, takes values in the range from 0 to 65535.

Namespace:  FreeImageAPI
Assembly:  FreeImageNET (in FreeImageNET.dll)


public struct FIRGBA16 : IComparable, IComparable<FIRGBA16>, 
Visual Basic (Declaration)
<SerializableAttribute> _
Public Structure FIRGBA16 _
	Implements IComparable, IComparable(Of FIRGBA16),  _
	IEquatable(Of FIRGBA16)
Visual C++
public value class FIRGBA16 : IComparable, 
	IComparable<FIRGBA16>, IEquatable<FIRGBA16>


The FIRGBA16 structure provides access to an underlying FreeImage FIRGBA16 structure. To determine the alpha, red, green or blue component of a color, use the alpha, red, green or blue fields, respectively.

For easy integration of the underlying structure into the .NET framework, the FIRGBA16 structure implements implicit conversion operators to convert the represented color to and from the Color type. This makes the Color type a real replacement for the FIRGBA16 structure and my be used in all situations which require an FIRGBA16 type.

Each color component alpha, red, green or blue of FIRGBA16 is translated into it's corresponding color component A, R, G or B of Color by an 8 bit right shift and vice versa.

Conversion from System.Drawing.Color to FIRGBA16

FIRGBA16.component = Color.component << 8

Conversion from FIRGBA16 to System.Drawing.Color

Color.component = FIRGBA16.component >> 8

The same conversion is also applied when the Color property or the FIRGBA16(Color) constructor is invoked.


The following code example demonstrates the various conversions between the FIRGBA16 structure and the Color structure.
FIRGBA16 firgba16;
// Initialize the structure using a native .NET Color structure.
firgba16 = new FIRGBA16(Color.Indigo);
// Initialize the structure using the implicit operator.
firgba16 = Color.DarkSeaGreen;
// Convert the FIRGBA16 instance into a native .NET Color
// using its implicit operator.
Color color = firgba16;
// Using the structure's Color property for converting it
// into a native .NET Color.
Color another = firgba16.Color;

Version Information


Supported in: 3.11.0, 3.12.0, 3.13.0, 3.13.1

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