BackgroundColor

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Fri Apr 3 08:36:22 EDT 2015


Ah, good explanation - I'll have a look at the Community version.

Thanks

Graham

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> On 3 Apr 2015, at 13:17, Peter M. Brigham <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Late to the party here, but what happens if you lock the screen, set the backgroundcolor of the line to x, then set the backgroundcolor of all the other words to empty?
> 
> -- Peter
> 
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>> On Mar 31, 2015, at 8:02 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks Craig, I figured I'd have to invent something.  I haven't used
>> measureText before but looking at the dictionary, it seems to indicate the
>> measurements all relate to the text itself.
>> 
>> However, I do know the textheight and the width of the item so I should be
>> able to do as you suggest.
>> 
>> Pete
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>>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 4:36 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Peter.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I think this may have to be a kluge. Would the "measureText" function give
>>> enough information to allow you to place a transparent colored rectangle
>>> graphic?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Craig
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com>
>>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>>> Sent: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:53 pm
>>> Subject: Re: BackgroundColor
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Thanks Ralph.  Unfortunately I need to set the background of certain
>>> columns
>>> (by which I mean between tabs) of a line.
>>> 
>>> Interesting that it works for the
>>> whole line though.  I think I might
>>> report it at QCC, not really a bug just an
>>> inconsistency.
>>> 
>>> Pete
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>>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:46 PM,
>>> Ralph DiMola <rdimola at evergreeninfo.net>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Pete,
>>>> 
>>>> I found that
>>> this happens on setting just char(s). If you set
>>>> backgroundcolor of the line
>>> it fills in the entire height.
>>>> 
>>>> Ralph DiMola
>>>> IT Director
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>>>> 
>>>> -----Original
>>> Message-----
>>>> From: use-livecode
>>> [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On
>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of Peter
>>> Haworth
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:18 PM
>>>> To: How to use LiveCode
>>> Subject: BackgroundColor
>>>> 
>>>> I am setting the backgroundcolor by script of a
>>> chunk of text in a field
>>>> whose textSize is 16 and textHeight is 30.
>>>> 
>>>> The
>>> backgroundcolor only hilites the text up to the textSize, the area
>>>> between
>>> the textSize and the textHeight stays unhilited.
>>>> 
>>>> Is there a property which
>>> will hilite the selected text for the full text
>>>> height?  Or any other
>>> technique for achieveing this?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Pete
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