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PHP | Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer | setColor() Function

The setColor() function is an inbuilt function in PHP | Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer which is used to set the color of a cell content.

Syntax:

void Format::setColor( mixed $color )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter as $color which takes value of color as string like ‘green’ or value from 0 to 64.

Return Value: This function returns TRUE on success and PEAR_ERROR on failure.

Example 1:



<?php
  
// require_once 'Spreadsheet/Excel/Writer.php';
  
// Create Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer Object
$workbook  = new Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer();
  
// Add worksheet
$worksheet = &$workbook->addWorksheet('SetColor');
  
for ($inc = 0; $inc < 64; $inc++) {
  
    // Sets the color of a cell's content
    $format = $workbook->addFormat();
    $format->setColor($inc);
    $worksheet->write($inc, 0, 'Color (index '.$inc.')', $format);
}
  
// Send file to browser
$workbook->send('setColor.xls');
  
// Close workbook
$workbook->close();
?>

Output:

Example 2:

<?php
  
require_once 'Spreadsheet/Excel/Writer.php';
  
// Create Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer Object
$workbook  = new Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer();
  
// Add worksheet
$worksheet = &$workbook->addWorksheet('SetColor');
  
// Sets the color of a cell's content
$format = $workbook->addFormat();
  
// Set color to the text
$format->setColor(17);
  
// Set the size of text
$format->setSize(25);
  
// Add text to the excel
$worksheet->write(0, 5, 'GeeksForGeeks', $format);
  
// Sets the color of a cell's content
$format1 = $workbook->addFormat();
  
// Set color to the cell
$format1->setColor(2);
  
// Set the size of the text
$format1->setSize(20);
  
// Add text to the excel sheet
$worksheet->write(2, 5, 'sarthak_ishu11', $format1);
  
// Send file to browser
$workbook->send('test.xls');
  
// Close workbook
$workbook->close();
?>

Output:

Reference: https://pear.php.net/manual/en/package.fileformats.spreadsheet-excel-writer.spreadsheet-excel-writer-format.setcolor.php



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