Highlight (ScreenField property)

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Set or return the highlight attribute for screenfield (ScreenField class)

The Highlight enumeration provides the highlight value. This attribute is initially set for a field by the AddField method.


%currentHighlight = sfield:Highlight sfield:Highlight = newHighlight

Syntax terms

value An enumeration of type Highlight (se below).
%sfield A reference to an instance of a ScreenField object.

Highlight enumeration

Valid values of this enumeration are None, Underline, Reverse, and Blink. The default value is None.

Usage notes

The Highlight method lets you set highlights regardless of the actual terminal type, although some terminals may not display these attributes correctly. Also, many terminal emulator programs allow local customization of highlighting attributes. Under either of these conditions, which are not detectable by the Screen methods, the actual display may not show the intended highlighting.

For an example using Highlight method calls, see “Screen class example”.

See also