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Color Cells in Incident Grid

Created: 16 Apr 2008 • Updated: 16 Apr 2008 • 5 comments
SliSir's picture
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Most of you have probably have read the Altiris KB article 34253 for customizing the Incident Grid.

The one thing they don't mention is what format the coloring they have in there is. Most HTML or Web coding uses HEX coloring, like White is #FFFFFF, however for this you have to Convert HEX to Decimal.

Simply open up your calculator, switch to Scientific mode. Then, click HEX, insert the color you want, like #666666 (Grey) then click Decimal and "BAM!" it converts it to 6710886, which the JAVA Script can then read. Now you are free to use all the pretty colors you want in the helpdesk grid. :)

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tracy.mcgee's picture

Thanks for this article. I was playing with the colors and decided to leave them because I couldn't figure out how to convert the numbers.

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norman's picture

Just one thing to add - I found the colours were in the order BGR (Blue Green Red) rather than the conventional RGB, which needs to be taken into account if you are creating colours other than black, grey or white.

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diluzio's picture

You should be able to google/search and find a color grid in HEX.

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MarkWarmack's picture

This is THE site to use for Altiris KB article 34253.  I tried using the calc.exe scientific trick and came up with colors I was not expecting!!
http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

Using these numbers gave me exactly what I was looking for.

Mark Warmack

Application Support Supervisor

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SliSir's picture

Norman and others are right, not all colors work correctly it seems when converting.

Great Find MarkWarmack, that's a great site to help figure out which color to choose too.

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