Red Function

Returns the Red component of the specified composite color code.


Red (ColorNumber As Long)

Return values:



ColorNumber: Long integer expression that specifies any composite color code for which to return the Red component.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call


The color picker dialog details the red, green and blue components of a composite color code, as well as its hexadecimal expression. Changing the color of text and selecting Custom color displays the color picker dialog.


Sub ExampleColor
Dim lVar As Long
    lVar = rgb(128,0,200)
    MsgBox "The color " & lVar & " consists of:" & Chr(13) &_
        "red = " & red(lVar) & Chr(13)&_
        "green = " & green(lVar) & Chr(13)&_
        "blue = " & blue(lVar) & Chr(13) , 64,"colors"
End Sub

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