iOS dark mode

andrew at andrew at
Wed Dec 4 15:29:49 EST 2019

Is there a way to determine if an iOS device has dark mode ("Dark  
Appearance") enabled from within a LiveCode app?

The inherited default text color of a field is black, but is changed  
to white by the OS when this mode is enabled (on a white background in  
this case which makes it appear invisible). This seems to only affect  
native mobile text fields, but not LC text fields.

There is a feature enhancement to support dark mode for macOS, but I  
didn't see any reports for iOS.

I'm not asking for an engine change, just curious if there is a way to  
check this so I can code around it. Perhaps mergNotify?

--Andrew Bell

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