Formatting columns across a list item

Karen Karen at curlypaws.com
Fri Feb 25 17:23:32 CST 2005


Hi,

I'm trying to use Revolution to build a program to track stock tickers.  The
wrinkle to this is that I'd like the movement in a stock to be red or green
according to whether it was negative or positive.

I've successfully built a static version that allows the user to enter up to
10 items, and as the fields are all labels I can format them as necessary.
This is fine as far as it goes, but is a problem if the user wants to track
more than 10 stocks.

My next thought was to use a scrollable list, which would allow as many
stocks as the user likes.  However, with the standard Revolution lists it
appears that they can only have a single text colour across all the columns
for a given item.  I think I must be missing something here, because I'm
presuming that there is a way to do this in Revolution?

The idea is to have:
Stock name              Price       Change

Where the stock name and price would be black text, and the change would
vary according to the direction the stock is going in.

Thanks,

Karen




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