If the color is equal to one of the defined constant colors, that name is returned instead. : Color « 2D Graphics GUI « Java

If the color is equal to one of the defined constant colors, that name is returned instead.

import java.awt.Color;
import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.lang.reflect.Modifier;

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 * -------------------
 * PaintUtilities.java
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 * Original Author:  David Gilbert (for Object Refinery Limited);
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 * $Id: PaintUtilities.java,v 1.10 2007/11/02 17:50:37 taqua Exp $
 * Changes
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 * 13-Nov-2003 : Version 1 (DG);
 * 04-Oct-2004 : Renamed PaintUtils --> PaintUtilities (DG);
 * 23-Feb-2005 : Rewrote equal() method with less indenting required (DG);

public class Main {
   * Converts a color into a string. If the color is equal to one of the defined
   * constant colors, that name is returned instead. Otherwise the color is
   * returned as hex-string.
   * @param c
   *          the color.
   * @return the string for this color.
  public static String colorToString(final Color c) {
    try {
      final Field[] fields = Color.class.getFields();
      for (int i = 0; i < fields.length; i++) {
        final Field f = fields[i];
        if (Modifier.isPublic(f.getModifiers()) && Modifier.isFinal(f.getModifiers())
            && Modifier.isStatic(f.getModifiers())) {
          final String name = f.getName();
          final Object oColor = f.get(null);
          if (oColor instanceof Color) {
            if (c.equals(oColor)) {
              return name;
    } catch (Exception e) {

    // no defined constant color, so this must be a user defined color
    final String color = Integer.toHexString(c.getRGB() & 0x00ffffff);
    final StringBuffer retval = new StringBuffer(7);

    final int fillUp = 6 - color.length();
    for (int i = 0; i < fillUp; i++) {

    return retval.toString();



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