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Post by coolw » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:12 am

How do I set the Text color, not the Drawing color (i.e. not like

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Color cbblack
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Re: Color

Post by koodaaja » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:25 am

Text is drawn with the current drawing color, so you must change the drawing color to get the text color to change.

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Re: Color

Post by coolw » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:30 am

Oh, ok thanks! You sure there isn't any other way? Oh and Zero, it would be a good idea in the next version of CB to make it so that text has its own color, not the drawing color :)
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Re: Color

Post by koodaaja » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:20 am

Well, if you need to restore the color you used before the text, use this:

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r = geRGB(RED)
g = getRGB(GREEN)
b = getRGB(BLUE)
Color cbblack
Text x, y, "text"
color r, g, b
But if you would just like to decrease the amount of rows by not changing the color all the time, its not possible.

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Re: Color

Post by Harakka » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:08 am

You can have many texts with different colors on the screen at the same time.

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Repeat
  Color cbBlue
  Text 0,0,"cbBlue"
  Color cbRed
  Text 0,13,"cbRed"
  Color cbYellow
  Text 0,26,"cbYellow"
  Color cbGreen
  Text 0,39,"cbGreen"
  Color cbSilver
  Circle 70,5,50,1
  Text 130,25,"cbSilver"
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Re: Color

Post by Zero » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:13 pm

I really don't see why would it be necessary to add another parameter to existing Text commands OR adding a "TextColor r,g,b". However I will think about it as CoolBasic is now being redesigned. You won't be seeing this feature in the current generation, though.
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Re: Color

Post by coolw » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:25 am

Well I think it would be nice, mostly because you could have text in one color and then drawings (I.E. Lines, Boxes, ext.) in a different color.
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Re: Color

Post by Dibalo » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:41 am

Of course you can change the color before drawing each individual primitive or text. It adds few lines but I think it´s more clear than setting own color for primitives and text separately. It can be a little bit confusing for newbies if the text and primitives have their own drawing color.

Here is an example I mean by saying to change the drawing color before each primitive and text:

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Color 255,0,0
Box 0, 0, 200, 20
Color 0,0,255
Box 5,2,190,16
Color 255,255,255
CenterText 100, 10, "Hello, World!", 2

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