Color picker control for Silverlight

August 19, 2009


I am a bit of a fan of colors and consequently of color pickers. First release of Silverlight didn’t provide much help with control development and my first color picker was very simple: four sliders, one for each of the color components of RGBA color.

With release of Silverlight 3.0 developers have a choice of the color pickers made by the enthusiasts and companies specializing in Silverlight controls.

Unfortunately, the only kind of color pickers I could find are based on SV+H model. I figure it is due to Microsoft products favoring that type of color picker. Personally, I prefer HS+V color pickers, commonly used in Adobe products, so I had to sit down and build one myself.

Color picker was my first custom control and quite expectedly I ran into some issues during development, but it was a good learning experience.

Color picker is free to use in any projects. Have fun.