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  • set color of selected multistate button

    Looking through Object Explorer, I can't find a property to set the Fill Style (or any other property) of the selected button on a multi-state button. Anyone know how to set this?
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    Re: set color of selected multistate button

    Steve:
    To my knowledge there isn't. I know up until v6 there wasn't. The way I got around this is by creating multiple MS buttons attached to the same field, something like this:
    Last edited by G Gabriel; 05-11-2007, 05:16 AM.

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      Re: set color of selected multistate button

      Thanks Gabriel,

      In my case the buttons are dynamically set from a table. so the number of buttons grows. They want each button, when depressed, to be a different color. Classic form-following-function: they happen to put client papers in different color folders in the office, and would be nice if the software application mimicked that. I do have it set so they can pick their color per client, and then a representative color swatch appears on the screen when that client is selected in the multi state button.
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        Re: set color of selected multistate button

        You can also use regular buttons dynamically populated w. text/color/show/hide/etc.
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          Re: set color of selected multistate button

          Steve,

          Since you said
          In my case the buttons are dynamically set from a table. so the number of buttons grows.
          and you posted in the v8 forum, I had a bit of a play with the new feature of buttons in a browse. This may not suit your form design at all. It may also not be practical or stable in a production enviroment but I figured I might as well post it in case some could learn something from it.

          A couple of notes:
          • This obviously restricts buttons to a vertical orientation.
          • The buttons and browse rows get dynamically sized depending on the number of records to fit in the browse so as not to need a vertical scroll bar.
          • that dynamic would not really be neccessary if you are prepared to have a normal browse look with a verticl scrollbar. Especially if you had more choices than would fit in the browse without scrolling.
          • I found that repeatedly and quickly pressing buttons (after about 60 presses) would cause a 'Result stack overflowflow' error. If any one else gets this as well I will send in a bug report.
          Tim Kiebert
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