vga_getpalette - Man Page

get a color in the color lookup table


#include <vga.h>

void vga_getpalette(int index, int *r, int *g, int *b);


Get the color with index index and store its RGB values at *r, *g, and *b, each in the range 0 - 63. This function is only sensible in 16 or 256 color modes. It returns which color all vga_setcolor(index) drawn pixels actually refer to.

If the VGA_CLUT8 feature is set for the current mode with vga_ext_set(3) the *r, *g, and *b values are in the range 0 - 255.

See Also

svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), vgatest(6), vga_ext_set(3), vga_setpalvec(3), vga_setpalette(3), vga_getpalvec(3), vga_setrgbcolor(3), vga_setcolor(3), vga_setegacolor(3)


This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <>. The exact source of the referenced function as well as of the original documentation is unknown.

It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <>.

Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.

Referenced By

svgalib(7), vga_ext_set(3), vga_getpalvec(3), vga_setpalette(3), vga_setpalvec(3), vga_white(3).

27 July 1997 Svgalib (>= 1.2.11) Svgalib User Manual