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  • Question on PB Forms - Properties

    Hi Everybody,

    How can I Programatically change the properties of a Dialog(or controls in a dialog), like color, Fonts, and Captions?

    I wish to write an application for different Languages (Like German, English Etc.) And it would be the easiest to display the dialog with the correct language by using something Like:-

    If Lang = a then ' English
    dialog1.caption = "Programme Name"
    dialog1.label1.caption = "Options"
    ElseIf Lang = b then ' Dutch
    dialog1.caption = "Program Naam"
    dialog1.label1.caption = "Keuses"
    End If


    Is this possible?

    Where would/could I find the descriptions/instructions of the variables to be able to do this?
    Andre Jacobs
    "The problem with Computers is that they do what you tell them, not what you want them to"

  • #2
    If you select the properties which you want using the Properties dialog (right-click on a dialog), you can then look at the generated DDT code under the View top-level menu, and see which statements are used to modify the appearence of the dialog.

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    • #3
      Changing Button, Label and Frame Text

      Code:
      CONTROL SET TEXT hDlg, %Control, Text String
      Where:
      hDlg = DIALOG handle
      %Control = Button, Label or Frame

      Will change the text in %Object. In practice the user would choose the desired language from a list of languages:
      English
      Deutsch
      Italiano
      ...

      The program then selects and writes the appropriate text onto each control.
      Last edited by Walt Thompson; 8 Dec 2008, 04:14 PM.

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      • #4
        Thank You,

        I was looking in the PB Forms help and could not find anything about it.

        On the basis of your reply I found it in the PB/Win Help. (Should have looked there first )

        The "control set text" and "dialog set text" is EXACTLY what I was looking for
        Andre Jacobs
        "The problem with Computers is that they do what you tell them, not what you want them to"

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