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Colour picker

This dialog box provides a handy colour picker, to help choose colours for triggers, scripting, MXP programming, and generally throughout the program.

Colour list

This shows all of the internal colours, sorted into various sequences (controlled by the Sort combo-box). The default is Hue, which groups related colours (eg. the reds come together).

Underneath that is the currently-selected colour's name, which you can click on to copy it to the clipboard, and close the colour picker dialog box. If this box is blank, then the current colour does not have a matching name.

Select a colour in the list by clicking on the colour name or the colour swatch.

Colour buttons

If you click on any of the buttons mentioned below, it will copy the value to the clipboard, and then close the colour picker. This lets you choose a colour, and have it copied to the clipboard in the format of your choice, in one click.


This is the selected colour code in MXP/HTML format (eg. for use in an MXP-enabled MUD, or on a web page). eg. #E9967A


This is the selected colour code in Visual Basic hex format (eg. for use in a VBscript program). eg. &h7A96E9


This is the selected colour code in C format (eg. for use in a C program, Perlscript or Jscript). eg. 0x7A96E9


This is the selected colour code as a straight decimal number (eg. for use in a Lua program, or any program that does not support hex codes). eg. 8034025

Colour sliders

The three colour sliders (red/green/blue) can be moved by clicking and dragging, which will change the component of the selected colour.

Also, once the slider is selected you can use the arrow keys to increase/decrease the component by one. Pressing PageUp or PageDown to increase/decrease the component by ten.

As you move the sliders the colour swatch will be updated to show the new colour. Also the colour codes in the various windows will also be updated. If the new colour matches a known colour name that will appear in the "Name" box.


The red component of the selected colour, in the range 0 to 255.


The green component of the selected colour, in the range 0 to 255.


The blue component of the selected colour, in the range 0 to 255.


The hue component of the selected colour.


The saturation component of the selected colour.


The saturation component of the selected colour.


The sequence for sorting the colours in the colour list.

Colour swatch

The colour swatch shows the currently-selected colour.

Click on it to open the Windows colour picker. You can use the Windows colour picker to adjust the luminance (with the slider bar), the saturation (by clicking further up or down in the colour window), or the hue (by clicking further left or right in the colour window).


Select the colour of your choice, and close the dialog box (this is the default action if you press Enter).


Change the colour to one chosen at random.

Other colour...

Open the standard Windows colour picker for further colour selection. As described above you can use this to change the luminance, saturation and hue of the selected colour.


If there is a valid MXP/HTML/VB/C/Lua colour on the clipboard, this button will be active. Clicking it will paste the colour code into the window, and the various boxes will adjust accordingly.


Close the colour picker without selecting a colour. This is the action that occurs if you press Escape.

See Also ...




(ColourPicker) Choose a colour from a list


ANSI Colour


(AddFont) Adds a custom font for use by MUSHclient
(Base64Decode) Takes a base-64 encoded string and decodes it.
(Base64Encode) Encodes a string using base-64 encoding.
(BlendPixel) Blends a single pixel with another, using a specified blending mode
(ChangeDir) Changes the MUSHclient working directory
(CreateGUID) Creates a GUID - Global Unique Identifier
(EditDistance) Returns the Levenshtein Edit Distance between two words
(ErrorDesc) Converts a MUSHclient script error code into an human-readable description
(ExportXML) Exports a world item in XML format
(FilterPixel) Performs a filtering operation on one pixel
(FixupEscapeSequences) Converts "escape sequences" like \t to their equivalent codes.
(FixupHTML) Fixes up text for writing as HTML
(FlashIcon) Flashes the MUSHclient icon on the Windows taskbar
(GenerateName) Generates a random character name
(GetClipboard) Gets the clipboard contents
(GetScriptTime) Returns the amount of time spent in script routines
(GetSoundStatus) Gets the status of a sound started by PlaySound
(GetUniqueID) Creates a unique ID for general use, or for making Plugin IDs
(GetUniqueNumber) Returns a unique number
(Hash) Produces a hash (checksum) of a specified piece of text
(Help) Shows help for a script function, or a list of functions
(ImportXML) Imports configuration data in XML format
(Menu) Creates a pop-up menu inside the command window
(Metaphone) Returns the metaphone code for the supplied word
(MoveMainWindow) Move and resize the main MUSHclient window
(MoveWorldWindow) Move and resize a world window
(MoveWorldWindowX) Move and resize a specific world window
(MtRand) Returns pseudo-random number using the Mersenne Twister algorithm
(MtSrand) Seed the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator
(PlaySound) Plays a sound using DirectSound
(ReadNamesFile) Loads in a file for generating character names
(Replace) Replaces one substring with another
(SetBackgroundColour) Sets a background colour for the output window
(SetBackgroundImage) Sets a background image for the output window
(SetClipboard) Sets the clipboard contents
(SetForegroundImage) Sets a foreground image for the output window
(SetMainTitle) Sets the main output window title
(SetStatus) Sets the status line text
(SetTitle) Sets the world window title
(SetToolBarPosition) Sets the position of the game toolbars on the screen.
(ShiftTabCompleteItem) Adds an item to the list shown for Shift+Tab completion
(Simulate) Simulate input from the MUD, for debugging purposes
(Sound) Plays a sound
(StopSound) Stop playing a sound started by PlaySound
(StripANSI) Strips ANSI colour sequences from a string
(Trace) Trace mode property
(TraceOut) Outputs the supplied message to the world Trace
(TranslateDebug) Sends a debugging message to the localizing translator script
(TranslateGerman) Translate German umluat sequences
(Transparency) Sets the transparency of the main MUSHclient window under Windows XP
(Trim) Trims leading and trailing spaces from a string

(Help topic: dialog=IDD_COLOUR_PICKER)

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