Color Table Object

CDXML Name:colortable
CDX Constant Name:kCDXProp_ColorTable
CDX Constant Value:0x0300
Contained by objects:kCDXObj_Document
First written/read in:ChemDraw 4.0


The color palette used throughout the document. Color indexes 0 and 1 always correspond to black and white and are not saved in the color table. The first and second RGB values (color indexes 2 and 3) are the default background and foreground colors, and other colors are numbered sequentially.

If no color table is present in the object or any of it's ancestors, only the standard color indexes 0 through 3 may be used. In that case, the background color (2) is assumed to be white, and the foreground color (3) is assumed to be black.

A color table must contain at least one color object.

This object is used only in CDXML files. In CDX files, a kCDXProp_ColorTable property is used instead.

Value Name CDXML Name
n/a n/a color
An RGB color.

Value Name CDXML Name Type
n/a n/a id UINT16
A unique identifier for an object, used when other objects refer to it.


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