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XL2000: Border Color of Lines Returns Incorrect RGB Value When Border Color Is Set to Automatic

Article ID: 248175

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition

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When you use the Color property to return the border color of a series in a Microsoft Excel 2000 line chart, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications always returns the RGB value 0 (black) if the border color is set to Automatic.

For example, if the border color is automatic, the following code returns the RGB value 0 for the Color property of Series 1 in a line chart, even if the actual displayed color is not black:



To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: XL2000 chart line border color VBA property zero

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