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The PALETTE statement can swap color settings, set colors to default or set the red, green and blue color components of palette colors.
- PALETTE [attribute%, red% + (green% * 256) + (blue% * 65536)]
- PALETTE [existingAttribute%, newAttribute%]
- red%, green% and blue% values can range from 0 to 63. Many color shades are possible in non-DAC color attributes.
- If the red%, green% and blue% color intensity settings are all the same value the resulting color is a shade of grey.
- A swap is often used with DAC color attributes that cannot change RGB settings. Only the RGB color settings are swapped from original existingAttribute% to newAttribute%. Screens 0 thru 9 support swaps. Screen 10 supports up to attribute 8 only.
- PALETTE without any value sets any changed RGB settings back to the default color settings, including DAC colors.
- PALETTE USING can be used when color intensity values are stored in an array.
- QB64 implements the _PALETTECOLOR statement to provide extended palette functionality.
- Screens 0, 7 and 9 (DAC) colors could not be changed using the first syntax, but the program could use OUT to change intensity settings of attributes 1 thru 5.
Example: Displaying all 64 DAC color hues as backgrounds in SCREEN 9 using a PALETTE swap.
- Note: Other attributes (1 to 15) can also be swapped for DAC foreground colors.