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Using xbasic to change form forecolor

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    Using xbasic to change form forecolor

    In Alpha Five V5 the following xbasic will change the forecolor (form background color) for the form "InvoiceA" depending on whether or not the logical field "is_xtex" is true (color yTan) or false (color Win3D).
    However, this does not work for me in Alpha Anywhere V3.5, V12.3, Build 2999

    dim vForecolor as C
    IF :InvoiceA:is_xtex.value = .t. THEN
    vForeColor = "yTan"
    parentform.fill.forecolor = vforecolor
    ELSEIF :InvoiceA:is_xtex.value = .f. THEN
    vForeColor = "Win3D"
    parentform.fill.forecolor = vforecolor
    END IF

    If anyone could help me out as far as the code I can use in Alpha Anywhere to accomplish this I would be extremely grateful.


    Re: Using xbasic to change form forecolor

    You might want to look at changing Stylesheets.
    I couldn't get it to work either.
    See our Hybrid Option here;

    Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
    You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


      Re: Using xbasic to change form forecolor

      V12 uses slightly different syntax for color assignment.

      topparent.Fill.Color = "Blue" 'main color
      topparent.Fill.Accent_Color = "Green" 'Background color = "Solid"

      By default, V12 also seems to report the colors as codes rather than by name.

      Take a look at the form in the object explorer where you can see the values.


        Re: Using xbasic to change form forecolor

        Is it posible to change Styles on the fly, Finian?
        See our Hybrid Option here;

        Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
        You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


          Re: Using xbasic to change form forecolor

          I've never tried, so I can't say. Sorry.