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Converts the String representation of a color to an actual Color object.

import java.awt.Color;

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 * Some string utilities for joining list of strings.
 * @author (Yohann Coppel)
public class Utils {
   * Converts the <code>String</code> representation of a color to an actual
   * <code>Color</code> object.
   * @param value String representation of the color in "r,g,b" format (e.g.
   * "100,255,0")
   * @return <code>Color</code> object that matches the red-green-blue values
   * provided by the parameter. Returns <code>null</code> for empty string.
  public static Color stringToColor(String value) {
    try {
      if (!value.equals("")) {
        String[] s = value.split(",");
        if (s.length == 3) {
          int red = Integer.parseInt(s[0]);
          int green = Integer.parseInt(s[1]);
          int blue = Integer.parseInt(s[2]);
          return new Color(red, green, blue);
    } catch (NumberFormatException ex) {
      // ignore it, don't change anything.
      return null;
    } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
      // if a user entered 548 as the red value....
      // ignore it, don't change anything.
      return null;
    return null;


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