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C# convert HTML/System.Drawing.Color

Many times I find myself having to use an HTML color that isn't defined in the System.Drawing.Color section of the framework. .Net gives you an easy way to get around this. Use the ColorTranslator.FromHtml static method in the System.Drawing namespace. System.Drawing.Color c = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#F5F7F8"); String strHtmlColor = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToHtml(c);

C# Finding Special Folders, My Documents, Home, etc

There are many times you need to find a user's home directory or my documents folder. .NET has made this pretty easy. It's all enumerated in the Environment.SpecialFolder enumeration The following values are available are pretty self explanatory, however the link above explains all the details. Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData Environment.SpecialFolder.System Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonProgramFiles Environment.SpecialFolder.Cookies Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop Environment.SpecialFolder.DesktopDirectory Environment.SpecialFolder.Favorites Environment.SpecialFolder.History Environment.SpecialFolder.InternetCache Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData Environment.SpecialFolder.MyComputer Environment.SpecialFolder.MyMusic Environment.SpecialFolder.MyPictures Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal Environment.SpecialFolder.ProgramFiles Environment.SpecialFolder.Programs Environment.SpecialFolder.Recent Env