[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [FB^3] Can't get TEXT and COLOR to work on EFs

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From: Jim Henson <vegasswede@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 03:39:09 -0700
>Charles/Scott/Derek/David - I appreciate the help. My main difficulty is
>the edit fields I have are *static*. Changing colors or styles with
>SETSELECT on non-static fields seems to work but on static fields (as
>expected) doesn't (at least in my limited tests---prove me wrong---please).
>Since this is a PG project (and didn't create the EF with an EDIT FIELD
>-1,xx,(nn,nn)-(nn,nn)) using the edit field statement with window
>coordinates to establish a style/color is non-PG (probably could be done
>though by getting the coordinates from the window rec)


The simplest and most complete way to use Colored Text in an Edit field 
is with Resorcerer

You can set The Font, Font Style, Font Size and Font Color (Up to over a 
Million) of individual Char using any Font that is installed in your 
System Font Folder

To use a Custom Font installed in your program .. Make a Duplicate 
Suitcase with that font in it .. And drop it into your System Font Folder 
.. Resorcerer will use the System Copy .. Your Program will use the 
Installed copy .. There will be no Conflict

>Derek may be right about the bug in FB II that allowed the COLOR and TEXT
>statements to work but I don't know if TJ is to blame. The Text Editing
>section of the FB II handbook (top page 127) seems to suggest this method.

Derek WAS right about the bug in FB II .. You can bet the farm on it

Jim Henson,The Vegas Swede, (^_^) s aplenty

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