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New to v5.8.0, returns Color as a hex-string, regardless of source data is a hex value or named color.

Thus if $MyColor is "bright red":

$MyString = $MyColor.format() gives "#ff0000"

$MyString = $MyColor gives "bright red"

Whilst if $MyColor is "#330099":

$MyColor.format() gives "#330099"

$MyString = $MyColor gives "#330099"

Therefore for a Color-type attribute set to a named colour, to get that name string simply pass the attribute's value to a string. So if $MyColor is "bright blue", this:

$MyString = $MyColor 

…gives "bright blue" and this:

$MyString = $MyColor + " ("+$MyColor.format()+")"

…gives "bright blue (#0000ff)".

This supplements the existing format() function.

A Tinderbox Reference File : Actions & Rules : Operators : Full Operator List : Color.format