Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Changing button color under program control

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Changing button color under program control

    Hi There,

    Can anyone advise how I go about changing button color under program control.

    I found info on Help

    Sets the text color.
    :formname.controlname.font.color as C

    Not sure quite what to do with this ??

    - Tried putting code into the Form Debt_Update_Quick_m OnTimer
    to change color of Button btn_Tab1_SaveRec

    -----------------------------------------------
    'dim formname.controlname.font.color as C
    dim Debt_Update_Quick_m.btn_Tab1_SaveRec.font.color as C

    'Debt_Update_Quick_m.btn_Tab1_SaveRec.font.color = Light Orange
    parentform.btn_Tab1_SaveRec.font.color = " Light Orange"
    ------------------------------------------------

    Just sat there looking at me !

    I need a shove in the right direction

    Looking forward

    Dave Mac
    Dave Mac

    It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

  • #2
    Re: Changing button color under program control

    Dave
    You can use your form's conditions or a form visible variable and set the button's properties dynamic settings.
    Need instructions to that?
    Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 03-19-2013, 08:12 AM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Changing button color under program control

      Dave, you may have to refresh the display after the code changes the color. Your code simply changes the color property of the button object. I suspect you then have to tell the form or button to repaint itself.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Changing button color under program control

        Thanks for the input, Guys

        Ray, I think I am going to need an example of sort to understand what I am doing -

        Tom, I can Refresh a variable, but dont see any function ? that repaints a button ?

        clarification would be appreciated

        Thanks

        Dave
        Dave Mac

        It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Changing button color under program control

          <OBJECT>.REPAINT()

          Example in the documentation.
          There can be only one.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Changing button color under program control

            What I use with no problem is the button's properties dynamic settings. Each form condition change is taken care of for you.
            When you use code you will still need a condition for the colour selection, same here
            Open the properties toolbar with your form in design
            Click the button object. Go into the toolbar and select as pictured;-
            Here in this example I set colours (and text also) according the record marked() condition
            This illustrates setting the button main colour.
            Attached Files

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Changing button color under program control

              Thanks Stan.
              Dave Mac

              It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Changing button color under program control

                Hi Ray,

                Afraid I'm not getting anywhere with this.

                Following the directions gives me as attached.

                I need to get to your dynamic color manipulate screen

                Where am I going wrong ?

                Dave
                Attached Files
                Dave Mac

                It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Changing button color under program control

                  Dave;
                  In form design mode-
                  Top menu "tasklist", select "properties", the dynamic properties UI opens.
                  Whatever object you click on the form it's properties will be reflected.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Changing button color under program control

                    Originally posted by Ray in Capetown View Post
                    Dave;
                    In form design mode-
                    Top menu "tasklist", select "properties", the dynamic properties UI opens.
                    Whatever object you click on the form it's properties will be reflected.
                    Hi Ray,

                    I'm afraid I'm making heavy whether of this !

                    When I go to "tasklist" there is no "Properties" to select - Are we on the same Alpha5 version here ?

                    Refer attached.
                    Attached Files
                    Dave Mac

                    It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Changing button color under program control

                      Dave
                      Proably never got into v9
                      I skipped that version.
                      No problem though you can still use conditional Object to do exactly the same effect, just duplicate the button for each condition with a different colour, right?

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X