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  • Field/record property question.

    In all fields and browse records the color is black font with a white back ground. On selection it becomes white font with black outline (covering the data). Where is the property to change the colors of the font & font backgound selected area. ?

  • #2
    Re: Field/record property question.

    In the help file index.

    Browse
    Properties

    Browse Properties

    Using the Browse Properties dialog box, you can change the font, type size, border, grid lines, and other appearance attributes of a browse.

    To open the Browse Properties dialog box, select Browse > Browse Properties, or click the Properties button on the toolbar. Embedded Browses have additional properties.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Field/record property question.

      Stan;

      Thanks for the reply. I tried everyone I could think of. Guess I'm missing something. Tried every property that look relevant in the object exployer. I could change everything else.
      It is the same as a field on a form. When I activate a field the data in the field becomes outline with a black box and the text becomes white. The opposite of it display properties.

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      • #4
        Re: Field/record property question.

        For a field on your form, open the form in design mode.
        Right click the field object.
        Choose properties
        The Fill Color on the Border tab will set background color
        The Font Color on the Font tab will set the font color.

        -- tom

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        • #5
          Re: Field/record property question.

          Howdy TomC;

          See yur still alive. Thanks for the reply. I got that. I set the backgound to white and the font to black. View is fine. When I click on the field (or the row) I get the reverse. When the field has focus the text in the field is surrounded by a black box and the text is white. Very annoying and hard to read. Same thing in a browse. I can set the focused row to what I want, which works if I click on the row selector block to the left of the row, but if I click on the row (or the text in the row) I get the same thing. Black box surrounding white text. Just the text.

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          • #6
            Re: Field/record property question.

            James, are you asking how to change the font color and background ONLY when a field is selected, and before edits begin? i.e. while viewing the record see black text on white background, but when the cursor moves into the field and all the text is "selected" see something other than white text on a black background?

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            • #7
              Re: Field/record property question.

              Exactly Tom.

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              • #8
                Re: Field/record property question.

                Sorry, can't help. I've always assumed you have to use the same colors and that Alpha swaps them (so to speak) so that the selected text stands out.

                An idea that might help you would be this: In field rules for the field specify a cursor position on the data entry tab, so that the cursor is positioned at the beginning of selected text. This should prevent the field from initially highlighting.

                Having said that, I got to tell you that the color swapping that you're wanting to change has never been an issue for me or any of my customers.

                -- tom

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                • #9
                  Re: Field/record property question.

                  TomC;

                  That's what I came up with for a field. When you are scrolling through a browse with the up/down arrow key it becomes a different issue.
                  I never would have thought about it myself, but I have had two testers complain that when scrolling it makes it harder to focus on the data. (Have to consider the "range" of vision factors involved.)
                  Thanks Again.

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