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  • Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

    Does anyone have a way to change the backgbackdrop color of cards (just as I can change the color of data) by a formula?

  • #2
    RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

    Willie,

    Assuming you're using vers. 4 you can change the color of the form with xbasic:

    :YourFormnameGoesHere.fill.forecolor = "Dark Green"

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

      This little script, if attached to the OnPush event of a button, will toggle the color from Dark Green to Dark Red and back.

      Code:
      If parentform.fill.forecolor = "Dark Green"
         parentform.fill.forecolor = "Dark Red"
      else
         parentform.fill.forecolor = "Dark Green"	 
      End If

      -- tom

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      • #4
        RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

        Tom thanks, I migrated to alpha 5 years ago. I have A5 ver 4.5. Can you help with that?
        Thanks

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        • #5
          RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

          Willie,

          My posts in this thread assume you are using Alpha Five, vers. 4 or 4.5.

          What else do you need?

          --tom

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          • #6
            RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

            Tom, I want the color to change based on the value of a script variable, not the staus of a button. For example, the backdrop color may reflect the city or state in a mailing address. Can this happen?
            Willie

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            • #7
              RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

              Willie,

              Sure.

              The OnFetch event of your form could contain a script which checks the value of a field on your form, and if depending on what it finds, sets the color of that field to suit.

              -- tom

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              • #8
                RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

                Thanks very much, Tom. I have used Alpha since the original (pre one). It is like cars, the level of complexity is going beyond my ability as a casual programer and full time business person. Thanks much.
                Willie

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                • #9
                  RE: Color Backdrop on Cards by formula

                  I suggest you get Dr. Wayne's Xbasic book and work through the examples. It will help you a great deal, and you need not do it in one sitting. You could tackle a chapter a week and would begin making progress almost immediately.

                  -- tom

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