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  • RTF Form Field Font Color

    Obviously, I'm doing something wrong, but my intent is to change the font color of an RTF field on a form depending on a specific code in the record displayed. I am attempting to do this in the on_fetch event of the form. I'm thinking that I am just not defining the RTF object properly in the code.

    Code:
    'Date Created: 06-Apr-2009 03:18:05 PM
    'Last Updated: 01-Oct-2015 11:02:44 AM
    'Created By  :
    'Updated By  : Thomas Henkel
    'Set properties of multiple objects in Form 'Vendor_Entry_Form' .
    'if the name and tin have been verified, disallow changes
    dim tbl as p
    dim current_font as C = ""
    tbl = table.current()
    Dim fld as P
    fld = parentform:Rtf1
    debugcheck()
    IF tbl.Verify_Cd="0" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="6" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="7" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="8"
    	topparent:Field7.field.readonly = .T.
    	topparent:Field2.field.readonly = .T.
    	topparent:Field1.field.readonly = .T.
     	fld.set_font("Arial, 10", "Blue")
      ELSE
    	topparent:Field7.field.readonly = .F.
    	topparent:Field2.field.readonly = .F.
    	topparent:Field1.field.readonly = .F.
    	fld.set_font("Arial, 10", "Red")
    END IF
    the form is attached.

    Can anyone please point out why this won't work. I get an error as attached.

    Thanks,

    onfetch error.jpg Vendor Form.jpg

    Tom

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    Re: RTF Form Field Font Color

    Don't know what's going on with the pointer variable. I do believe that even if that didn't throw an error the .set_font() method would. The documentation seems to be misleading. I think the .set_font() is only available on an xdialog.

    The following methods require the <RTF> pointer returned by the RTF.CREATE() method.
    goes on to mention an object on a layout but the xbasic explorer doesn't reveal that method.

    I was able to flip the colors of an rtf object on a form with

    parentform:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text = stritran(a:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text,"red255\green0\blue0","red0\green0\blue255")
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: RTF Form Field Font Color

      parentform:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text = stritran(a:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text,"red255\green0\blue0","red0\green0\blue255")

      Pardon my being dumb, but what is the "a:" for???

      tom

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      • #4
        Re: RTF Form Field Font Color

        That's just the name of the form I created to test the syntax, sorry. I forgot to clean that up when I posted.

        Should be

        parentform:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text = stritran(parentform:rtf1.rtf.rtf_text,"red255\green0\blue0","red0\green0\blue255")
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: RTF Form Field Font Color

          Sorry, Stan,

          I figured that out, but for some reason, the "text" in the rich text field got messed up (duplicated and jumbled)

          I got tired of playing around with all the rich text stuff so I created another field of just plain text and found I could modify that field much more easily than I could the rich text, so I went that route.

          Code:
          'Set properties of multiple objects in Form 'Vendor_Entry_Form' .
          'if the name and tin have been verified, disallow changes
          dim tbl as p
          tbl = table.current()
          'debugcheck()
          topparent:Text12.Text = calc->Verified_txt
          topparent:Text12.Font.Size =12
          topparent:Text12.Font.Bold = .T.  
          topparent:Text12.Align = "Left"
          IF tbl.Verify_Cd="0" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="6" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="7" .OR. tbl.Verify_Cd="8"
          	topparent:Field7.field.readonly = .T.
          	topparent:Field2.field.readonly = .T.
          	topparent:Field1.field.readonly = .T.
          	parentForm:Text12.Font.Color = "Dark Green"
            ELSE
          	topparent:Field7.field.readonly = .F.
          	topparent:Field2.field.readonly = .F.
          	topparent:Field1.field.readonly = .F.
          	parentForm:Text12.Font.Color = "Red" 
          END IF

          ...works perfectly!

          Tom

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