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  • Changing background of fields of Modal form when in View mode

    I think the title of the question pretty much states what I want; I have a modal form, and when in view mode, if you tab through the fields, the colors are reversed - i.e., Instead of black (or whatever font color is being used) on white, you get the opposite...

    Is there any way to change this? Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Changing background of fields of Modal form when in View mode

    Hi Shawn,
    Is there any way to change this?
    Change to what and because of what condition?
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Changing background of fields of Modal form when in View mode

      Not sure of what color scheme I want, I just don't like the look of the fields reversed (white on black instead of black on white). This is when it is a modal form in View mode. I just want to change it for esthetic reasons...

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      • #4
        Re: Changing background of fields of Modal form when in View mode

        Shawn,

        Below is an excerpt of a UDF I created called FieldMode(). This will get you most of the way to where you want to go....if not all the way. I only use modal data entry screens. So, when one of my users hits the "edit" button....the first line of code I call is this UDF with FieldMode("Edit"). This changes all the fields to a non-grayed out color so the user "knows" the form is in edit mode now. When the user hits the Save button the first line I call is "FieldMode("View")....which sets the fields back to a grayed out color. You can play with the colors below as you wish. The UDF also sets the buttons appropriately if you name them according to the names in the code below (i.e. Save_btn,Edit_btn, Cancel_btn)

        Regards,

        Jeff

        Code:
        'Date Created: 31-Jan-2007 10:59:58 AM
        'Last Updated: 13-Jan-2009 10:54:14 PM
        'Created By  : Jeff Kletrovets
        'Updated By  : Jeff
        FUNCTION FieldMode as C (FieldMode as C)
        	'choices are "edit" or "view"
        	'Get list of items on the form.
        	'child_enum options are set to get only items with a tab stop and that are fields
        	DIM vfieldlist as C
        	vfieldlist = topparent.child_enum("T;f=field")
        
        	'Now get a count of the number of items returned to be used in setting the field colors below
        	DIM vfieldcnt as N
        	vfieldcnt = w_count(vfieldlist)
        
        	'Now dimension an array with the proper number of elements and initialize
        	DIM FormFields[vfieldcnt] as C
        	FormFields.initialize(vfieldlist)
        
        	'Now loop through the array and change the fields to the win3D color so they show as disabled
        	SELECT
        		CASE FieldMode = "View"
        			FOR i = 1 TO vfieldcnt
        				'Set field colors but ignore if field has not tabstop since it is probaby read only
        				IF eval("topparent:" + formfields[i] + ".object.tabstop") = .T.
        					eval("topparent:" + formfields[i] + ".fill.forecolor") = "Win3D"
        				END IF
        			NEXT
        			'Show save button as disabled since in view mode
        			Save_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-80"
        			Save_btn.fill.forecolor = "Gray-80"
        			Save_btn.fill.object.tabstop=.F.
        			Save_btn.disable()
        			
        			
        			'Show edit button as enabled since in view mode and that is valid
        			Edit_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-25"
        			Edit_btn.fill.forecolor = "Winback"
        			Edit_btn.enable()
        			
        			
        			'Show save button as enabled since in view mode and that is valid
        			Cancel_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-25"
        			Cancel_btn.fill.forecolor = "Winback"
        			cancel_btn.enable()
        			
        		
        		CASE FieldMode = "Edit"
        			FOR i = 1 TO vfieldcnt
        				'Set field colors but ignore if field has not tabstop since it is probaby read only
        				IF eval("topparent:" + formfields[i] + ".object.tabstop") = .T.
        					eval("topparent:" + formfields[i] + ".fill.forecolor") = "White"
        				END IF
        			NEXT
        			'Show save button as enabled since in edit mode and that is valid
        			Save_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-25"
        			Save_btn.fill.forecolor = "Winback"
        			Save_btn.enable()
        			
        			
        			'Show edit button as disabled since in view mode and that is valid
        			Edit_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-80"
        			Edit_btn.fill.forecolor = "Gray-80"
        			Edit_btn.disable()
        			
        			
        			'Show cancel button as enabled since in view mode and that is valid
        			cancel_btn.fill.backcolor = "Gray-25"
        			cancel_btn.fill.forecolor = "Winback"
        			Cancel_btn.enable()
        		
        
        		
        		CASE ELSE
        			FOR i = 1 TO vfieldcnt
        				eval("topparent:" + formfields[i] + ".fill.forecolor") = "Win3D"
        			NEXT
        	END SELECT
        
        
        
        END FUNCTION

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        • #5
          Re: Changing background of fields of Modal form when in View mode

          Thanks Jeff - I'll give this a whirl and let you know how I make out..

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