# Converting from RGB ints to Hex

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## Solution 1

Try the below:

``````using System.Drawing;
Color myColor = Color.FromArgb(255, 181, 178);
string hex = myColor.R.ToString("X2") + myColor.G.ToString("X2") + myColor.B.ToString("X2");
``````

## Solution 2

Using string interpolation, this can be written as:

``````\$"{r:X2}{g:X2}{b:X2}"
``````

## Solution 3

You can use a shorter string format to avoid string concatenations.

``````string.Format("{0:X2}{1:X2}{2:X2}", r, g, b)
``````

## Solution 4

You can use ColorHelper library for this:

``````using ColorHelper;
RGB rgb = new RGB(100, 0, 100);
HEX hex = ColorConverter.RgbToHex(rgb);
``````

## Solution 5

Greetings fellow humans,

``````//Red Value
int integerRedValue = 0;
//Green Value
int integerGreenValue = 0;
//Blue Value
int integerBlueValue  = 0;

string hexValue = integerRedValue.ToString("X2") + integerGreenValue.ToString("X2") + integerBlueValue.ToString("X2");
``````
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Updated on September 22, 2020

What I have is R:255 G:181 B:178, and I am working in C# (for WP8, to be more specific)

I would like to convert this to a hex number to use as a color (to set the pixel color of a WriteableBitmap). What I am doing is the following:

``````int hex = (255 << 24) | ((byte)R << 16) | ((byte)G << 8) | ((Byte)B<<0);
``````

But when I do this, I just get blue.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

Also, to undo this, to check the RGB values, I am going:

``````int r = ((byte)(hex >> 16)); // = 0
int g = ((byte)(hex >> 8)); // = 0
int b = ((byte)(hex >> 0)); // = 255
``````
• Sina Iravanian almost 11 years
There's a hex format of a color used in CSS for example. Do you mean that? For example White -> FFFFFF, Blue -> 0000FF?
• Alexei Levenkov almost 11 years
What do you mean "just get blue" - show what you expect and what you get... (i.e. you current code and values will give FFFFB5B2)
I mean, instead of getting what ever color: r:255, g:181, b:178 should be (light pink), I just get 0000FF (blue)
• Sina Iravanian almost 11 years
Have you tried to change the type-casting to `int` instead of `byte`? For example: `int hex = (255 << 24) | ((int)R << 16) | ((int)G << 8) | ((int)B<<0);`
• Alexei Levenkov almost 11 years
Byte should be fine... `((255 << 24) | ((byte)255 << 16) | ((byte)181 << 8) | ((Byte)178<<0)).ToString("X")` does not give 0000FF.
• Sina Iravanian almost 11 years
@Toadums Your code in the question works fine and as expected. The values for r, g, and b are equal to R, G, and B respectively. If you have problem with your code, there should be something happening somewhere else.
• NoPyGod almost 11 years
Or just use the ToString("X2") part on the bytes
• NoPyGod almost 11 years
You say "convert this to a hex number" but HEX is not a number, it's a string used to represent a number.