Function SetColor() Foundation
Reads or sets current color setting for the text mode.
SetColor( [<cColor>] ) --> cColor
|Color type||Application area|
|Default output||Commands and functions for screen output|
|Highlighted output||GET commands and menu highlighting|
|Border||Screen border (dependent on graphic card)|
|Not selected||Non-selected GET fields|
The return value of SetColor() is a character string which contains a list with the current color values.
The screen function SetColor() reads or resets the list of the automatically supported system colors. The list of the system colors consists of a character string of five color values. They must be separated by commas. A color value consists of a color pair, for the foreground and background color separated with a slash (/). The following letters can be combined for defining color values:
|Color||Color screen||Monochrome screen|
|N | Blank space||Black||Black|
|+||Foreground attribute||Foreground attribute|
|B+||Pale blue||Bold and underscored|
|G+||Pale green||Pale white|
|BG+||Pale turquoise||Pale white|
|R+||Pale red||Pale white|
|RB+||Pale magenta||Pale white|
|W+||Pale white||Pale white|
|X||Not visible||Not visible|
|*||Background attribute||Background attribute|
The base colors R, G, B, RB, GR, BG, N and W can be modified by an additional color intensity attribute. The plus sign (+) is the attribute for the foreground color and the asterisk (*) raises the intensity of the background color. Both color attributes are recognized regardless of the position they appear in a color value.
The character string with the default colors is: "W/N, N/W, N, N, N/W". The five color values in the list are used in output as follows:
First color value (default output)
The first color value (default) is used with all functions and commands which produce screen output. Those are commands like @...SAY , @...PROMPT and ? or functions like AChoice(), MemoEdit() and QOut().
Second color value (highlighted output)
The second color value (highlighted) is used to highlight the active or selected element in a list or group of elements. This occurs in functions like AChoice() or DbEdit() and in commands like MENU TO or @...GET.
Third color value (screen border)
The third color value determines the color of the screen border. This color can only be set with specific graphic cards.
Fourth color value
The fourth color value is not supported. It can be activated with the function ColorSelect().
Fifth color value (unselected GETs)
The fifth color value determines the color of input fields with the command @..SAY..GET. The active GET field is highlighted (second color value), the other GET fields are displayed with the fifth color value. The output of characters using SAY occurs in the default color (first color value)
Colors for graphics
SetColor() defines colors for the VIO or hybrid mode. When output occurs using graphic functions in the hybrid or GUI mode, the color must be set by GraSetColor(). The function SetColor() has no effect on graphic functions (Gra..()).
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