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  • #3957

      Can someone point me to an example that will allow me to change a control… like a checkbox to make the caption bold. I see the controlFont object, but cannot make it work.

      Many thanks in advance

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      Support 1a

        Unfortunately some controls do not expose the font property – the checkbox is one of them. All controls will have the font property (and many others) exposed in the next release of Formativ. No release dates are currently available.

        In the meantime, here’s some sample code that shows how to use the font property with a panel control.

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        dim iDlg
          dim iCkCtl
          dim iPnCtl
          set iDlg = Utilities.NewControlBoxDialog
          ' Check box control  
          set iCkCtl = iDlg.AddCheckBoxControl                 
          ' Panel control  
          set iPnCtl = iDlg.AddPanelControl 
          with iPnCtl
            .Font.Style = ffsBold
            .Font.Color = fclMaroon
            .Alignment = ftaLeftJustify
            .Left = 20
            .AutoSpace = FALSE
            .SpaceAbove = -15
            .Caption = "Show All"
          end with
          ' Execute the dialog
          set iPnCtl = nothing
          set iCkCtl = nothing
          set iDlg = nothing

          I assume this answer is regarding v1.6.

          Now that 2.0 is out, what would be the sample code to change the look of controls using the ControlFont property?

          Can the actual data entry also be changed? I would like to be able to make my controls look disabled.

          Support 3

            In Formativ 2.0 visual forms designer, you can change control Font, Enabled state, etc. You will need to select the control (label, button, etc) and change its properties in Object Inspector.

            Hope this helps.

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              I’m looking to do this programmatic as the above code shows for the Panel Control and not in the designer.

              In other words, has the .Font property been exposed for all the “fcControlDlg” controls yet?

              Support 3

                In Formativ 2.0 visual forms controls, you can change the control enabled state, font, etc.

                For example, code below change a label control enable state, font size.

                  MainDlg.labelDescription.enabled = false
                  MainDlg.labelDescription.font.size = 12

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