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Stored procedures
..Message is used to:
  • Find out the help message associated with a control or with a menu option (in a window).
  • Modify the help message associated with a control or with a menu option (in a window).
Notes:
  • The help message is displayed in the status bar of the window.
  • The help message is defined in the "Help" tab of the control description ("Text of status bar") by ..Message or by the Message function.
Example
// Modify the hlep message of "EDT_ImageFile" edit control
EDT_ImageFile..Message = "The image file must be an image in black && white"
Syntax

Finding out the help message Hide the details

<Result> = <Object Name>..Message
<Result>: Character string
  • Help message for the specified object,
  • Empty string ("") if no help message is associated with the object.
<Object Name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of the object (control or menu option) whose help message is requested.

Modifying the help message Hide the details

<Object Name>..Message = <New Help Message>
<Object Name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of the object (control or menu option) whose help message must be modified.
<New Help Message>: Character string
New help message for the specified object.
Remarks

Displaying the help message

  • For a control (except for the buttons): the help message is displayed in the status bar when the control takes focus.
  • For a button: the help message is displayed in the status bar when the left mouse button is pressed.
  • For a menu option: the help message is displayed in the status bar when the option is hovered.

& character

To display the "&" character in a help message, this character must be typed twice. Otherwise, the character following the "&" character will be underlined and the "&" character will not be displayed. For example:
EDT_ImageFile..Message = "The image file must be an image in black && white"

Limits

..Message cannot be used on:
  • an Image control,
  • a Shape control,
  • an option in a Check Box control,
  • an option in a Radio Button control,
  • a row in a List Box control, Combo Box control or Table control,
  • a table cell,
  • a tab,
  • a group of controls,
  • an element in a TreeView control.
Minimum version required
  • Version 11
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