Simple query?

    May 09 2006 | 6:36 pm
    Hi all,
    This sounds strange, but is it possible to have a message box where the colour of the text and background can be altered? There aren't any controls for it when you right click them. The text it receives is coming from a prepend_set object if that helps.
    Any ideas please?

    • May 09 2006 | 7:08 pm
      You can do it in limited fashion with the "color" message, but you can only control the color of the background. (the text changes dependent on the background)
      Peter McCulloch
    • May 09 2006 | 7:56 pm
      Thanks for the info. Forgot to mention that I had tried that. Is there any other way?
    • May 09 2006 | 10:31 pm
      I do variable-colour messages boxes with a hack: I create a ubumenu with a single item, and disable it for mouse clicks. You can then set RGB colours for all sorts of things...
      -- N.
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://
    • May 09 2006 | 10:43 pm
      Right-o, or there's also the umenu label mode. It would be nice, however, if all the graphical objects were in RGB-land.
      Peter McCulloch
    • May 10 2006 | 12:46 am
      Thanks folks. I am still having toruble though. Have tried using both and can't get it to work for my purposes. I need to take the contents of a message box and input it into the umenu, so that it is the only item in the umenu, but umenu won't now what it is until I open the file. The patch below shows what I'm uisng so far to try this, I have taken away the gumph coz it doesn't work. Any help please?