# wx.Palette¶

A palette is a table that maps pixel values to RGB colours.

It allows the colours of a low-depth bitmap, for example, to be mapped to the available colours in a display. The notion of palettes is becoming more and more obsolete nowadays and only the MSW port is still using a native palette. All other ports use generic code which is basically just an array of colours.

It is likely that in the future the only use for palettes within wxWidgets will be for representing colour indices from images (such as GIF or PNG). The image handlers for these formats have been modified to create a palette if there is such information in the original image file (usually 256 or less colour images). See wx.Image for more information.

## Class Hierarchy¶

Inheritance diagram for class Palette:

## Methods Summary¶

 __init__ Default constructor. Create Creates a palette from 3 sequences of integers, one for each red, blue or green component. GetColoursCount Returns number of entries in palette. GetPixel Returns a pixel value (index into the palette) for the given RGB values. GetRGB Returns RGB values for a given palette index. IsOk Returns True if palette data is present.

## Class API¶

class wx.Palette(GDIObject)

Possible constructors:

Palette()

Palette(palette)

Palette(red, green, blue)


A palette is a table that maps pixel values to RGB colours.

### Methods¶

__init__(self, *args, **kw)

__init__ (self)

Default constructor.

__init__ (self, palette)

Copy constructor, uses Reference Counting.

Parameters

palette (wx.Palette) – A reference to the palette to copy.

__init__ (self, red, green, blue)

Creates a palette from a set of sequences of integers, one for each red, green and blue color components.

Parameters
• red – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

• green – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

• blue – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

Note

All sequences must be the same length.

Create(self, red, green, blue)

Creates a palette from 3 sequences of integers, one for each red, blue or green component.

Parameters
• red – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

• green – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

• blue – A sequence of integer values in the range 0..255 inclusive.

Note

All sequences must be the same length.

Return type

bool

GetColoursCount(self)

Returns number of entries in palette.

Return type

int

GetPixel(self, red, green, blue)

Returns a pixel value (index into the palette) for the given RGB values.

Parameters
• red (int) – Red value.

• green (int) – Green value.

• blue (int) – Blue value.

Return type

int

Returns

The nearest palette index or NOT_FOUND for unexpected errors.

GetRGB(self, pixel)

Returns RGB values for a given palette index.

Return type

tuple

Returns

( red, green, blue )

IsOk(self)

Returns True if palette data is present.

Return type

bool

### Properties¶

ColoursCount

RGB