al_color_name_to_rgb(3) al_color_name_to_rgb(3)

al_color_name_to_rgb - Allegro 5 API

#include <allegro5/allegro_color.h>
bool al_color_name_to_rgb(char const *name, float *r, float *g, float *b)


name - The (lowercase) name of the color.
r, g, b - If one of the recognized color names below is passed, the corresponding RGB values in the range 0..1 are written.

The 148 recognized names are:

aliceblue, antiquewhite, aqua, aquamarine, azure, beige, bisque, black, blanchedalmond, blue, blueviolet, brown, burlywood, cadetblue, chartreuse, chocolate, coral, cornflowerblue, cornsilk, crimson, cyan, darkblue, darkcyan, darkgoldenrod, darkgray, darkgreen, darkkhaki, darkmagenta, darkolivegreen, darkorange, darkorchid, darkred, darksalmon, darkseagreen, darkslateblue, darkslategray, darkturquoise, darkviolet, deeppink, deepskyblue, dimgray, dodgerblue, firebrick, floralwhite, forestgreen, fuchsia, gainsboro, ghostwhite, goldenrod, gold, gray, green, greenyellow, honeydew, hotpink, indianred, indigo, ivory, khaki, lavenderblush, lavender, lawngreen, lemonchiffon, lightblue, lightcoral, lightcyan, lightgoldenrodyellow, lightgreen, lightgrey, lightpink, lightsalmon, lightseagreen, lightskyblue, lightslategray, lightsteelblue, lightyellow, lime, limegreen, linen, magenta, maroon, mediumaquamarine, mediumblue, mediumorchid, mediumpurple, mediumseagreen, mediumslateblue, mediumspringgreen, mediumturquoise, mediumvioletred, midnightblue, mintcream, mistyrose, moccasin, avajowhite, navy, oldlace, olive, olivedrab, orange, orangered, orchid, palegoldenrod, palegreen, paleturquoise, palevioletred, papayawhip, peachpuff, peru, pink, plum, powderblue, purple, rebeccapurple, red, rosybrown, royalblue, saddlebrown, salmon, sandybrown, seagreen, seashell, sienna, silver, skyblue, slateblue, slategray, snow, springgreen, steelblue, tan, teal, thistle, tomato, turquoise, violet, wheat, white, whitesmoke, yellow, yellowgreen

They are taken from CSS:

Note that these 9 colors have two names and so there are only 139 distinct colors: aqua = cyan, darkgray = darkgrey, darkslategray = darkslategrey, dimgray = dimgrey, fuchsia = purple, gray = grey, lightgray = lightgrey, lightslategray = lightslategrey, slategray = slategrey

Returns: true if a name from the list above was passed, else false.


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