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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ

Forms & Screen

Give required fields a different background color by jimoo
Posted: 2 Apr 04 (Edited 5 Apr 04)

Objective:  On a form รป display the required fields with a different background color so the user can easily determine the required fields.

This assumes you have a textbox as part of your library that you sub-classed.  

1. Add a property on the textbox and name it: required
2. Add the following code in the refresh Method of the textbox:

IF Thisform.EditMode
   IF This.Required
      This.Backcolor = 8454143    && Yellow Background
      This.Backcolor = 16777215    && White Background

If you do not use the Edit-Mode methodology, remove the First IF statement of the nested-if.  It is the THIS.REQUIRED piece of logic that is most important.

Tip: If you are not sure of the number value for the color, type the following in the command line and pick the color with your mouse:

? getcolor()

To test this.  Drop 4 or 5 text fields on a form and set a couple of the required properties to .T.  Execute the form.

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