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    Hue and Luminance Color Bars
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    The hue color bar lets the user to modify the hue component of a color. The luminance color bar allows the user to select darker or lighter variants of a given base color. They are represented by the NHueColorBar and NLuminanceColorBar classes respectively, both of which derive from the NColorBar base class. The hue and the luminance color bars are represented by the following images:

    figure 1. Hue and Luminance Color Bars. 

     Properties and Events

    The NHueColorBar and the NLuminanceColorBar classes share the following properties and events that they inherit from the base NColorBar:

    Name Description

    Stores the currently selected value. When the selected value changes the SelectedValueChanged event is fired.
    For a hue color bar the value is in the [0, 360) range.  If the hue is not in the range [0, 360), it is normalized to be in that range.
    For a luminance color bar the value is in the [0, 1].

    Orientation Determines the orientation of the color bar. By default set to Vertical.
    ValueSelectorExtendPercent Determines the extension of the value selector pointers, measured as a percent of the color bar width/height for vertical/horizontal color bars respectively. By default set to 30%.
    UpdateWhileDragging determines whether the selected value should be updated while the user drags the Value selector. If set to false the selected value is updated when the user releases the left mouse button. By default set to true.
    BaseColor Specifies the color whose hue or luminance to modify respectively.

     Code Example

    The following piece of code demonstrates how to create hue and luminance color bars and handle their ValueChanged event:

    Hue Color Bar Example
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    NHueColorBar hueColorBar = new NHueColorBar();
    hueColorBar.SelectedValueChanged += new Function<NValueChangeEventArgs>(OnHueColorBarSelectedValueChanged);
    NLuminanceColorBar luminanceColorBar = new NLuminanceColorBar();
    luminanceColorBar.SelectedValueChanged += new Function<NValueChangeEventArgs>(OnLuminanceColorBarSelectedValueChanged);
    private void OnHueColorBarSelectedValueChanged(NValueChangeEventArgs args)
        float newHue = (float)args.NewValue;
    private void OnLuminanceColorBarSelectedValueChanged(NValueChangeEventArgs args)
        float newLuminance = (float)args.NewValue;