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Return a string representation of a color


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import java.awt.Color;

public class Util {

   * Return a string representation of a color
   * @param color
   * @return string representation
  public static String colorToString(Color color) {
    if (color == null) {
      return "";

    StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer();
    buf.append(numberToPaddedHexString(color.getRed(), 2));
    buf.append(numberToPaddedHexString(color.getGreen(), 2));
    buf.append(numberToPaddedHexString(color.getBlue(), 2));

    return buf.toString();

   * Convert a number to a zero padded hex string
   * @param int number
   * @return zero padded hex string
   * @throws IllegalArgumentException
   *             if number takes up more characters than <code>size</code>
  public static String numberToPaddedHexString(int number, int size) {
    String s = Integer.toHexString(number);

    if (s.length() > size) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException(
          "Number too big for padded hex string");

    StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer();

    for (int i = 0; i < (size - s.length()); i++) {


    return buf.toString();


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