text color part 2
johnb at hvc.rr.com
Tue Nov 22 11:57:40 EST 2011
This still isn't exactly what I want. Given search term of "http:" this will change color of the entire word "http://somesite.com". I only want to change the color of what matches. Tried the following:
set the traversalOn of field "Results" to true
put the text of field Results into tResults
put the text of field "SearchField" into strSearch
put the length of strSearch into tLength
put 1 into tFramePos
put 0 into tPreviousOffset
repeat while tFramePos <> 0
put itemOffset(strSearch,tResults,tPreviousOffset) into tFramePos
select characters (tFramePos+tPreviousOffset) to (tFramePos+tPreviousOffset+tLength) of field "Results"
set the textColor of the selection to red
set the BackgroundColor of the selection to yellow
put tFramePos + tPreviousOffset into tPreviousOffset
I get a syntax error on the "select characters" line. After consulting the Dictionary/User Guide/web I can't find syntax how to select characters. Am I specifying this wrong or is there another command to do this?
On Nov 21, 2011, at 8:31 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
> you can "set the textcolor of the selection to red"
> Be aware though, if you just have an insertion point in the field, and set
> the textcolor of the selection to red, any typing done afterwards will be
> red. If this isn't what you desire you'll probably want to check to see
> what is selected so you can avoid this behavior.
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM, John Brozycki <johnb at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to select text in a field and change the text or highlight
>> color of JUST the selected text? I realize I could do this with HTML (
>> such as
>> <FONT COLOR="#000000">) but what if you are trying to highlight and
>> display HTML source, and thus the field is plaintext so that HTML commands
>> display instead of being rendered in the field?
>> find string... - only provides a highlight box around sequential searches
>> for the text, and in the same color of the text.
>> set the textColor of field x... - changes the color for the entire field.
>> Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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