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  • Font variable
  • Color of an edit control
  • Text color in a Static control
  • Text color of a Button control
  • Color of the text in a Radio Button or Check Box control
  • Color of the text in a List Box or Combo Box control
  • Limitations
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Stored procedures
The Color property is used to get or change the font color for:
  • a Font variable.
  • text displayed in a Static or Calculated control of a report.
  • text displayed in a window control.
  • text displayed in a page control.
  • Versions 16 and later
    text in a menu option.
    New in version 16
    text in a menu option.
    text in a menu option.
The effects of the Color property depend on the type of control (for more details, see "Remarks").
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 used>.Color
<Result>: Integer or constant
Color of specified element. This color can correspond to:
<Element used>: Name of control or Font variable
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.
  • name of a variable of type Font.

Modifying the text color Hide the details

<Element used>.Color = <New color>
<Element used>: Name of control or Font variable
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.
  • name of a variable of type Font.
<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

The Color property is used to get and change the color of the text entered in a control.
Reports and Queries

Text color in a Static control

The Color property is used to get and change the text color of a Static control.
Reports and Queries

Text color of a Button control

The Color property is used to get and change the text color of a Button control.
Reports and Queries

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

The Color property is used to get and change the text color of all the options of a Radio Button or Check Box control.
Reports and Queries

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

The Color property is used to get and change the text color of all the options in a List Box control.

Limitations

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