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Tech Tip: Setting the font style to a selected list item on the form
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: September 4, 2002
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Compatibility: 6.7.x and 6.8.x

This tech tip provides you with a method that will change the font style that is used by the text in a hierarchical list. Here is a "before and after" scenario of a Hierarchical List.

Before:


After:


You can change the display font style of the list item by executing the following method:


` Project Method: SetSelectedItemStyle

` Description: change the Font style for the selected list item

`

` $1 - Pointer to the target list

` $2 - Reference number of the selected list item (Number)

` $3 - Font style for the item (Number)



C_POINTER(
$1;$ListPtr)


$ListRef:=$1



C_LONGINT($2;$3;$RefItem;$style;$Position;$SubRef;$icon;$tempStyle)


$Position:=$2

$style:=$3



C_TEXT($itemText)

C_BOOLEAN($expand;$enterable)

GET LIST ITEM($ListRef->;$Position;$RefItem;$itemText;$SubRef;$expand)

GET LIST ITEM PROPERTIES($ListRef->;$RefItem;$enterable;$tempStyle;$icon)

SET LIST ITEM PROPERTIES($ListRef->;$RefItem;$enterable;$style;$icon)

REDRAW LIST($ListRef->)



The method SetSelectedItemStyle can be executed from either Menu Item or an Object.



Here is what the method call should look like.



SetSelectedItemStyle (->hList;Selected list item(hList);Bold ) ` Bold

SetSelectedItemStyle (->hList;Selected list item(hList);Plain ) ` Plain

SetSelectedItemStyle (->hList;Selected list item(hList);Underline ) ` Underline

SetSelectedItemStyle (->hList;Selected list item(hList);Italic ) ` Italic