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  • Row color properties w. xbasic?

    Can you control said - using xbasic?

    See image...
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com



  • #2
    Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

    Haven't tried. If you can it will be with

    Row Color Properties
    The number of rows to assign to each "band". N may be 1, 2, 3, or 4.

    :BrowseName.cell.[N].Count as N

    The fill style and color of each "band". N may be 1, 2, 3, or 4.

    :BrowseName.cell.[N].backcolor as C

    :BrowseName.cell.[N].forecolor as C

    :BrowseName.cell.[N].fill_style as C
    Browse properties.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

      Ooh. That looks promising. I'll try it. Thanks Stan.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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      • #4
        Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

        FYI: The help file has some syntax errors and command errors - valid entries include:
        Code:
        Browse1.cell[1].Count = vNoRows
        Browse1.cell[2].Count = vNoRows
        
        Browse1.cell[1].color = "Aqua White"
        Browse1.cell[2].color = "White"
        
        'Browse1.cell[1].fill_style =
        'browse1.cell[1].accent_color =
        "backcolor" and forecolor" appear to be bogus values.

        In addition, you must have the cell # manually enabled on the browse or she don't work. Don't know if there is an xbasic command, but I don't see one.
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

        Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

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          • #6
            Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

            Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
            FYI: The help file has some syntax errors and command errors - valid entries include:
            Code:
            Browse1.cell[1].Count = vNoRows
            Browse1.cell[2].Count = vNoRows
             
            Browse1.cell[1].color = "Aqua White"
            Browse1.cell[2].color = "White"
             
            'Browse1.cell[1].fill_style =
            'browse1.cell[1].accent_color =
            "backcolor" and forecolor" appear to be bogus values.

            In addition, you must have the cell # manually enabled on the browse or she don't work. Don't know if there is an xbasic command, but I don't see one.
            Peter did you ever get this worked out? I only have the desktop version which won't let you access the advanced browse properties thru the genie but will thru the object explorer. I wanted to add those alternating row colors to my v7 forms w/ embedded browses but could not find where to add another cell to the browse. So I created a stylesheet for the form and there you can edit the default browse and set the *size to get 1 to 4 cell rows. Then you can address them in the script.

            So now I am curious how this would work in a script... care to share?
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

              Robin,

              I have attached a small example that shows how to change the colours of 4 browse rows using xbasic.

              Hope it helps.

              Geoff

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              • #8
                Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                Nice Geoff,

                It are these little bits that I store in my help file for future use and to use for others when helping.

                Thanks.
                Mike
                __________________________________________
                It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                Henry David Thoreau
                __________________________________________



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                • #9
                  Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                  Thanks Mike. Its nice to offer some help instead of always receiving.

                  I have been trying to see if there is a fill style picker that can be called from xbasic in the same way as you can for the colour.

                  Do you know if there is one?

                  Geoff

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                  • #10
                    Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                    Geoff,
                    What object do you want to change the "fill" for?? I can do it for say an entire browse column or a single field in exactly the same way you used.

                    Must be missing something...

                    A little off topic maybe to Peter's/Robin's original questions but related I think.
                    Mike
                    __________________________________________
                    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                    Henry David Thoreau
                    __________________________________________



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                    • #11
                      Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                      Mike,

                      I think its still relevant as it relates to setting the browse banding properties using xbasic. I have no problem hard coding the gradient or transparency settings but it would be nice if you could call up the same fill style picker that can be found in the browse banding properties dialog. See attached pictures.

                      I could try and create my own list but when you know one already exists it seems a waste to have to dedicate time to repeating it.

                      Maybe one for the wish list.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                        Thanks Geoff,
                        That gives me a place to begin.
                        Robin

                        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                        • #13
                          Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                          Hi Geoff,

                          I know this was done last year but this is just to prove I did a search first.

                          Please can you help. I would like the user to be able to select the colour of the Text in each row of the browse, from a simple lookup in the row. Choices would only be Black, Red or Blue.

                          The colour selected would also be used to colour the text conditionally on the report.

                          Your help is appreciated.
                          Regards
                          Keith Hubert
                          Alpha Guild Member
                          London.
                          KHDB Management Systems
                          Skype = keith.hubert


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                          • #14
                            Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                            Interested also as I can only do this say from multiple combo boxes (like Geoff did for changing the background of the row) based on a variable and it will change the entire row of font color in whichever Cell I refer to. I do not understand how a lookup can change the color when it will just enter in the value selected from the lookup for each column--not perform xbasic (must be misunderstanding something!).
                            Mike
                            __________________________________________
                            It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                            It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                            Henry David Thoreau
                            __________________________________________



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                            • #15
                              Re: Row color properties w. xbasic?

                              Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
                              I would like the user to be able to select the colour of the Text in each row of the browse, from a simple lookup in the row. Choices would only be Black, Red or Blue.

                              The colour selected would also be used to colour the text conditionally on the report.

                              Your help is appreciated.
                              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 Kiebert
                              Eagle Creek Citrus
                              A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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