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  • Font variable
  • Color of an edit control
  • Color of text in a Static control
  • Color of the text in a button
  • Color of the text in a Radio Button or Check Box control
  • Color of the text in a List Box or Combo Box control
  • Limits
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Stored procedures
..Color is used to find out and modify the font color for:
  • a Font variable.
  • a text displayed in a Static control or in a Calculated control of a report.
  • a text displayed in a window control.
  • a text displayed in a page control.
  • Versions 16 and later
    a caption of a menu option.
    New in version 16
    a caption of a menu option.
    a caption of a menu option.
The effects of ..Color depend on the type of control (see "Remarks" for more details).
Remark: A Font variable is black by default.
Example
// The text color is modified according to the displayed value
IF EDT_Total>15000 THEN
EDT_Total..Color = LightRed
END
Reports and Queries
// Define the characteristics of a Font variable
Font1 is Font
Font1..Name = "Arial"
Font1..Size = 14
Font1..Color = LightYellow
// Apply the font to "MyControl"
MyControl..Font = Font1
Syntax

Finding out the text color Hide the details

<Result> = <Element name>..Color
<Result>: Integer or constant
Color of specified element. This color can correspond to:
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of element for which the text color must be found. This element can correspond to:
  • the name of a control in a window or in a page.
  • the name of a report control.
  • the name of a Font variable.

Modifying the text color Hide the details

<Element name>..Color = <New color>
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of element for which the text color must be modified. This element can correspond to:
  • the name of a control in a window or in a page.
  • the name of a report control.
  • the name of a Font variable.
<New color>: Integer or constant
New color for the specified element. This color can correspond to:
Remarks
Reports and Queries

Font variable

A font can be created from a Font variable.
To define the font characteristics, use:
This font can be used:
Assigning a font to a control:
  • if the Font variable has no specific color, the color of the text displayed in the control is kept.
  • if the Font variable has a specific color, this color is applied to the text displayed in the control.

Color of an edit control

..Color is used to find out and modify the color of the text typed.
Reports and Queries

Color of text in a Static control

..Color is used to find out and modify the color of the text found in a Static control.
Reports and Queries

Color of the text in a button

..Color is used to find out and modify the color of the text found in a button.
Reports and Queries

Color of the text in a Radio Button or Check Box control

..Color is used to find out and modify the color of the text for all the options found in a Radio Button or Check Box control.
Reports and Queries

Color of the text in a List Box or Combo Box control

..Color is used to find out and modify the color of the text for all the options found in a list box.

Limits

Reports and Queries Limits for the report controls
..Color has no effect on:
  • the Image controls.
  • the Bar Code controls.
  • the RTF controls.
  • the Check Box controls.
  • the Chart controls.
  • Versions 21 and later
    the Signature controls.
    New in version 21
    the Signature controls.
    the Signature controls.
  • the reports.
  • the report blocks.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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