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How To Allow End Users to Set Button Colors?

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  • How To Allow End Users to Set Button Colors?

    How can I accomplish the task of allowing the end-users to set each button on a form with a color of their choice?

    I've tried a few methods including:
    using A5_COLOR_PICKER() to display the color picker, then, I save the result in a character field. But, I can't get the dynamic button fill color to fetch its value from that field, it seems it will only accept an explicitly specified, hardcoded value.

    I'm not sure a character field is the best field type for this, but I don't even know what some of the filed types are for.

  • #2
    If you want the color selections to be sticky, reappearing the next time the form is loaded I fear you're in for some heavy work. Runtime users can't change and save the original properties of form objects.

    A possible solution would be to have the form itself modify object colors onInit. Maybe something like this would work:
    - present a list of colors to the user for each object
    - store the username and color selection for each object in a table
    this would be done using a separate form and would only have to be done once

    Thereafter, whenever the form is opened:
    - open form but keep it hidden
    - let onInit script get username
    - let onInit script retrieve object and color choices for that user from the new table
    - let onInit script set the object colors for each button
    - show form
    - activate first field in tab order on form

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    • #3
      Thanks Tom! It did cross my mind to go with predefined colors, but, I was hoping to benefit from the limitless color options of the color picker.

      The custom colors would not be based on a "per user" setup, it would be global for all users, that makes it a bit easier. Even though I don't want predefined/limited color options, at least it's doable, if that's the only way, then, I'll do it.
      Thanks again.

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      • #4
        Nigel, it should be possible to run the Color Picker and capture the value in a Variable.

        [dim col as C]
        col = A5_COLOR_PICKER()
        ? col]

        "OnInit" should be able to be configured to set the values of the various objects, which will accept variables.

        Set Fill Style of Objects
        ..Specify a Variable that contains the value.
        Ted Giles
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