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    Query on ui_html_msg_box

    Trying to add some colour to my message boxes, so far without sucess.

    I get Error ui_html_error_msg.jpg

    then result is shown asui_html_result.jpg

    sample code:

    minMsn = tablemin("Logging","type_code="+quote(ut(word(type_code,1,"|")))+".and.isnotblank('msn')","val(msn)")
    maxMsn = tablemax("Logging","type_code="+quote(ut(word(type_code,1,"|")))+".and.isnotblank('msn')","val(msn)")

    failing code
    Code:
    ui_html_msg_box(dlg_title,word(Type_code,2,"|")+": "+minMsn+" to "+maxmsn, UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL, 2, 1,.t. ,.f. , "inches", "inches", "pale blue")
    works ok:
    Code:
    ui_msg_box(dlg_title,word(Type_code,2,"|")+": "+minMsn+" to "+maxmsn, UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL)​
    So what am I doing wrong, as I used the example in the Help file to produce the above.
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    #2
    Does it work with Win3d as the colour?
    You may need to use the hex value for pale blue.
    See our Hybrid Option here;
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      #3
      Ted,

      all the secondary parameters work, I can change box size, box colour, units etc, just does not display the message text. accepts colour names but not hex or rgb values, see example above, all there except the message text

      even just ui_html_msg("Title","Message Text") gives the same error as shown in my first post.

      I reckon this is bug that was never sorted .it wont refresh and display the message text for some reason.
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        #4
        I have written a rather basic user function to use instead, but I have to hardcode some of the parameters, unless someone can tell me how to pass them to the function?

        Code:
        FUNCTION msg_box_with_colour AS C (title AS C, message_text AS C )
        ui_dlg_box(title, <<%dlg%
        {lf};
        {font=verdana,8B}
        {background=Pale Blue}
        {color=Blue on white}
        {xsize=75}{ysize=3}{justify=center}
        {text=64,1:message_text}{sp}{image=$sys_information};
        <15,1OK>
        %dlg%)
        END FUNCTION​

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          #5
          Got Carried away:

          Can now print up to 3 lines in my message box.

          Code:
          function msg_box_with_colour_new as v (dlg_title as c, Number_Of_Message_Lines as n, Message_Line1 as c, Message_Line2 as c, Message_Line3 as c)
          dlg_body_1 = <<%dlg%
          {lf};
          {font=verdana,8,B}
          {background=Pale Blue}
          {color=Blue on white}
          {xmargin=1,1}
          {xsize=76}{ysize=2}
          {justify=center,left}
          {text=74,1:Message_Line1};
          {justify=center}
          <15,1OK>
          %dlg%
          dlg_body_2 = <<%dlg%
          {lf};
          {font=verdana,8,B}
          {background=Pale Blue}
          {color=Red on white}
          {xmargin=1,1}
          {justify=Center,Left}
          {xsize=76}{ysize=2}
          {text=74,1:Message_Line1};
          {text=74,1:Message_Line2};
          {justify=center}
          <15,1OK>
          %dlg%
          dlg_body_3 = <<%dlg%
          {lf};
          {font=verdana,8,B}
          {background=Pale Blue}
          {color=Blue on white}
          {xmargin=1,1}
          {justify=Center,Left}
          {xsize=76}{ysize=2}
          {text=70,1:Message_Line1};
          {text=70,1:Message_Line2};
          {text=70,1:Message_Line3};
          {justify=center}
          <15,1OK>
          %dlg%
          select
          case Number_of_Message_lines = 1
          dlg_body = dlg_body_1
          case Number_of_Message_lines = 2
          dlg_body = dlg_body_2
          case Number_of_Message_lines = 3
          dlg_body = dlg_body_3
          end select
          ui_dlg_box(dlg_title,dlg_body)
          end function​
          example code:

          dlg_title = "test the dialog"
          M1 = "Test Data"
          m2 = "More Test Data"
          M3 = "Even More Test Data"
          msg_box_with_colour_new(Dlg_Title,3,m1,m2,m3)​
          is there a way of making message2 and message 3 optional, only coded when required?
          Last edited by Graham Wickens; 12-22-2022, 08:05 AM. Reason: Additional Question
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            #6
            Docs appointments today so cannot devote a lot of time.
            Suggest CASE around the %DLG% sections.
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              #7
              My Brain Hurts !
              next version, nearly there

              Code:
              function msg_box_with_colour as v (dlg_title as c, Number_Of_Message_Lines as n, Message_Line1 as c, Message_Line2 as c = "x", Message_Line3 as c = "x", BackC as c = "Pale Blue", fontC as C = "Red", Posn as C = "Center")
              ' get length of each message line
              Message_Len1 = alltrim(str(len(message_line1)+5))
              Message_Len2 = alltrim(str(len(message_line2)+5))
              Message_Len3 = alltrim(str(len(message_line3)+5))
              ' common dialog at start
              dlg_front = <<%dlg%
              {lf};
              {background=[BackC]}
              {font=verdana,8,B}
              {units=F}
              {color=[fontC] on white}
              {xmargin=1,1}
              {xsize=76}{ysize=2}
              {justify=[Posn]}
              %dlg%
              ' common dialog to finish
              dlg_finish = <<%dlg%
              {justify=center}
              <%O={J=C,C}{C=Black}{F=Verdana,9,B}{B=win3D}OK%15,0!OK>
              %dlg%
              ' dialog for one message line
              dlg_body_1 = <<%dlg%
              {text=[ml1]:Message_Line1};
              %dlg%
              'dialog for two message lines
              dlg_body_2 = <<%dlg%
              {text=[ml1]:Message_Line1};
              {text=[ml2]:Message_Line2};
              %dlg%
              'dialog for three message lines
              dlg_body_3 = <<%dlg%
              {text=[ml1],1:Message_Line1};
              {text=[ml2],1:Message_Line2};
              {text=[ml3],1:Message_Line3};
              %dlg%
              select
              case Number_of_Message_lines = 1
              dlg_body = dlg_front+dlg_body_1+dlg_finish
              case Number_of_Message_lines = 2
              dlg_body = dlg_front+dlg_body_2+dlg_finish
              case Number_of_Message_lines = 3
              dlg_body = dlg_front+dlg_body_3+dlg_finish
              end select
              ' replace place holders with correct values
              Find = "[ml1]"+crlf()+"[ml2]"+crlf()+"[ml3]"+crlf()+"[BackC]"+crlf()+"[FontC]"+crlf()+"[Posn]"
              Replace = Message_Len1+crlf()+Message_Len2+crlf()+Message_Len3+crlf()+backC+crlf()+FontC+crlf()+Posn
              dlg_body = stritran_multi(dlg_body,Find,Replace)
              ' run dialog
              ui_dlg_box(dlg_title,dlg_body)
              end function​
              msg_box_with_colour("dialog Title",1,"Message One")
              msg_box_with_colour("dialog Title",2,"Message One","Message Two")
              msg_box_with_colour("dialog Title",1,"Message One","Message Two","Message Tree")
              msg_box_with_colour("dialog Title",1,"Message One","","","Green") change background colour

              the only problem I have found is that the not the whole message line is displayed, so have had to add extra characters to do so ?
              Last edited by Graham Wickens; 12-22-2022, 09:57 AM. Reason: spelling
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                #8
                I got it working using different variables Graham, but I am unclear as to what you are trying to achieve.
                By creating variables outside of your data structure, this works.

                Are you trying to find the number of errors in a data set?


                minMsn = 1
                maxmsn = 99
                type_code = 2
                dlg_title = "MSN Range"
                ui_html_msg_box(dlg_title,("Type Code: "+type_code+" : "+minMsn+" to "+maxmsn), UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL, 2, 1,.t. ,.f. , "inches", "inches", "pale blue")
                See our Hybrid Option here;
                https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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                  #9
                  I am still using the old Alpha5v11 build 3044 from waaaaay back as I cannot afford or justify spending on the latest Anywhere version.

                  I tried your code which in essense is the same as mine, but I still get the error.

                  The purpose of the script is to get the range of manufacturers serial numbers used for any particular aircraft, tablemax and tablemin suite my purpose.

                  I am happy to use my msg_box_with_colour function from now on.
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                    #10
                    See your private msg box
                    See our Hybrid Option here;
                    https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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