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  • Text Object Colors

    Picture this?... I would like to create a form where the object holding the field name label changes color as the cursor enters the corresponding field. Let's say I have a form with such fields as "age", "gender", "weight" and "height". As the user cursors through the form and the cursor is in, for example, the "age" field, the background color in the object that holds the "age" field label would change to a contrasting color(maybe yellow). I'm fairly sure I can do this with action scripting. It's just a matter of fumbling around for a couple hours (LOL) Can someone tell me how to do this so I can save a lot of time. I really appreciate the help. Thanks, Jim Costello

    PS: Can I change the font color, too, in combination with changing the background color of the field object ?

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    RE: Text Object Colors

    i don't know how to use action scripting - but if you will put your form in design mode, right click on a field, scroll to onarrive, and note the explorer dialog screen, click on "objects", "windows", "your form name", the "+" next to your field name, and then properties, you will see access to all of the various properties for that field - it takes a little learning cure, trial and error, loss of a few hairs, etc, - to get the knack of it

    field=city
    onarrive
    :Master_Form:City.font.color = "dark red"
    :Master_Form:City.font.bold=.t.
    :Master_Form:City.fill.forecolor="white"

    ondepart
    :Master_Form:City.font.color = "black"
    :Master_Form:City.font.bold=.f.
    :Master_Form:City.fill.forecolor="light cyan"

    this should get you started, anyway
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
    972 524 8714
    [email protected]

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      RE: Text Object Colors

      you can also do this for the "label" for the field
      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
      972 524 8714
      [email protected]

      ____________________
      "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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        RE: Text Object Colors

        I often code a button to change it's properties when a user arrives or departs. For instance, the OnArrive event might be:

        this.border.width = 5
        this.border.color = "blue"
        this.font.bold = .t.

        You'll need an OnDepart event that sets the properties back to their "original" setting:

        this.border.width = 3
        this.border.color = "black"
        this.font.bold = .f.

        With a bit more work, you could use a form's OnActivate event to assign these characteristics to all or any selected group of objects. That would save the coding for each object. Just haven't done it yet...

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