Creating UIColor objects from hex values

It’s pretty inconvenient to create UIColor objects while developing apps for the iPhone, as you need to specific separate values for the RGB parts: red, green, blue.
I found a trick online a few weeks ago on how to automatically generate that code, by simply using a mac
#define UIColorFromRGB(rgbValue) [UIColor

colorWithRed:((float)((rgbValue & 0xFF0000) >> 16))/255.0 

green:((float)((rgbValue & 0xFF00) >> 8))/255.0 

blue:((float)(rgbValue & 0xFF))/255.0 alpha:1.0]

The usage looks something like this:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tv cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {

UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:@"cell"];

if (nil == cell) {

cell = [[[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectZero reuseIdentifier:@"cell"] autorelease];


cell.textColor = UIColorFromRGB(0x333333);

cell.accessoryType = UITableViewCellAccessoryDisclosureIndicator;

cell.text = @"Testing 1 2 3";

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