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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ


How to change the background color of a commandbutton by Mike Gagnon
Posted: 5 May 03 (Edited 5 May 03)

If you simply need a colored command button (VFP7.0 and down, since this feature was implemented in VFP8.0), use the Activex called Microsoft Forms2.0 commandbutton that ships with VFP, which has a background color property (If you are using it visually or programmatically, you cannot change the property on the Activex itself but the property need to be changed in the init of the form) . Here is an example how to use it, copy the following in a program and run it to see how it works:

Public oform1
Define Class form1 As Form
    DoCreate = .T.
    Caption = "Form1"
    Name = "Form1"
Define Class cmdButton As OleControl
    Procedure Init
       With This
        .Object.BackColor = 255
        .Caption = "Click me!"
OleClass = "forms.commandbutton.1"
Visible = .T.
Height =40
Top = 50
Left = 50
AutoSize = .T.
    Procedure Click
          Messagebox("This is a red button")

This idea was inspired by David Frankenbach
Mike Gagnon

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