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  • #16
    Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

    Hi Tim,

    I will be using your suggestion for the report, that is not my problem at the moment.

    What I would like to achieve is to see the colour of the text change conditionally from the value of the field in the browse which holds the colour name.

    This will give comfort to the user that is the colour of the text that will get printed.
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 09-03-2009, 11:03 AM.
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    Keith Hubert
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    KHDB Management Systems
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    • #17
      Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

      Originally posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
      One way would be to add a field to the table to hold the colour value and then use that value in the appropriate color equations. You could then make a simple lookup in field rules to provide the list of colours or get fancy and pop up a dialog and then write the value to the record using xbasic.
      Tim,

      You're right on, as usual. But instead of a "lookup", use ui_select_color() or ui_select_color2() to fill the field. Works great.
      Peter
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      • #18
        Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

        Keith,

        That's what I do. Apply it to a browse as I describe. I don't use field rules, though. Just a simple button calling the function and writing to the record.
        Peter
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        • #19
          Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

          Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
          But instead of a "lookup", use ui_select_color() or ui_select_color2() to fill the field. Works great.
          Yes, good point.

          I guess I overlooked that because Keith wanted to limit the choices to red, blue, and black.
          My preference would also be to not use field rules in this case. A simple dialog with the three choices and as you say write directly to the record.
          Tim Kiebert
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          • #20
            Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

            Originally posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
            I guess I overlooked that because Keith wanted to limit the choices to red, blue, and black
            Tim, if I knew what I was doing, I'd be dangerous.
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            • #21
              Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

              Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
              Tim, if I knew what I was doing, I'd be dangerous.
              :D Join the club. I am just making it up as I go along.
              Tim Kiebert
              Eagle Creek Citrus
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              • #22
                Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                Hi Guys,

                A simple dialog with the three choices and as you say write directly to the record.
                OK, I can live with that, just as long as I can select which row I want to change the text on.

                I will still need a colour reference for when I come to print.
                Regards
                Keith Hubert
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                KHDB Management Systems
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                • #23
                  Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                  Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
                  Hi Guys,

                  OK, I can live with that, just as long as I can select which row I want to change the text on.

                  I will still need a colour reference for when I come to print.
                  Something like this?
                  Tim Kiebert
                  Eagle Creek Citrus
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                  • #24
                    Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                    How does the user decide which color to use?

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                    • #25
                      Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                      Hi Tim,

                      That seems to be another of your master strokes. Thank you.

                      I shall now have delve in and see how it all works.

                      OK. You got me beat, how have you split the last column into the three colours?


                      Hi Gabe,

                      By the content of the text, the user will decide how important it is. If it is very important then the text will be Red.
                      Last edited by Keith Hubert; 09-03-2009, 02:05 PM.
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                      Keith Hubert
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                      • #26
                        Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                        And how does the user decide what's important?

                        Keith:
                        Disregard the above..I was trying to buy some time as I was on the phone while responding, so here is scoop:
                        If you wish to see the colors in the browse, then yes you could use an xdlg or any variable for that matter. In this case, I would add the color choice to the right-click menu of the browse row.

                        But if you want to be able to print with the same colors, that's a different matter. You have to create a separate field in the table and use it to determine the color of the text. IOW say you add a one character field, then in the report you put an expression for the font color based on the value in that field.

                        I am still on the phone and hope this make some sense..
                        Last edited by G Gabriel; 09-03-2009, 02:10 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                          Hi Gabe,

                          I suggest you have a look at what Tim has done.
                          Regards
                          Keith Hubert
                          Alpha Guild Member
                          London.
                          KHDB Management Systems
                          Skype = keith.hubert


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                          • #28
                            Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                            Nice Tim. Being able to add one or more buttons to a browse (in both titles and rows) sure expands the possibilities in how a browse looks and functions.
                            Mike
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                            • #29
                              Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                              Maybe I am misunderstanding the question. Certainly you could do something like this, but I don't think that answers the whole question.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                                Hi Gabe,

                                That is a very interesting video.

                                Would you please be kind enough to show us all the code as to how you made that work.

                                Also, apart from changing the colour of the text on the browse, did your code set a field value to enable conditional colour printing?
                                Regards
                                Keith Hubert
                                Alpha Guild Member
                                London.
                                KHDB Management Systems
                                Skype = keith.hubert


                                For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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