>i need to do the font-size changes within futurebasic, >programatically, not in resedit or resourcer. > >and it needs to be for a styled edit field, where this code >simply returns a -1 for the size (to indicate the field is styled): >> editFieldHandle& = TEHANDLE(efNum) >> mySize% = editFieldHandle&..teSize% > >finally, i needs to apply this only to the user-specified >selected text, not to all the text in the field. > Bowerbird, I suspect what you are looking for are these toolbox calls: CALL TEGETSTYLE (byte%,txtStyleRec,lineH%,ascent%,teH&) CALL TESETSTYLE (mode%,txtStyleRec,redraw%,teH&) The txtStyleRec is an indeterminate-length record, so I'm guessing that FB probably wants a handle here, rather than the actual record--you'd have to experiment unless someone else can tell us. The format of txtStyleRec is this, if I translated IM correctly: DIM RECORD styleRun DIM startChar% 'starting char pos DIM styleIndex% 'index in style table DIM END RECORD .styleRunSize DIM RECORD txtStyleRec DIM nRuns% 'number of style runs DIM nStyles 'number of distinct styles in table DIM styleTabH& 'handle to style table DIM lhTabH& 'handle to line-height table DIM teRefCon& 'reserved for application use DIM nullStyleH& 'handle to style set at null selection DIM END RECORD .runsOffset The txtStyleRec is followed by an array of styleRuns, which you could access with DIM stylH&, stylPtr& DIM styleRuns& XREF styleRuns.styleRunSize(99) stylRecH& = TeH&..txFont& 'handle takes place of txFont% & txFace% stylRecPtr& = [stylRecH&] 'should probably lock first styleRuns& = stylRecPtr&+.runsOffset I'm beginning to realize you really need all the IM info to do this right. It's complex, but not really difficult. If you have IM, I'm sure you can manage it. As I recall, you originally asked for quick, but not easy. Good luck. 0"0 =J= a y "