BackgroundColor

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue Mar 31 20:02:28 EDT 2015


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
> > Evergreen
> Information Services
> > rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
> >
> >
> > -----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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