KNOWLEDGE BASE
Log In    |    Knowledge Base    |    4D Home
Tech Tip: Finding objects that have no fonts set
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 16 | PLATFORM: Win
Published On: June 8, 2018
Your current browser may not allow you to download the asset. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Log In

A recent update of Windows 10 may have altered the fonts in a Windows machine. If objects in the forms contain no fonts that are set as the following:



4D will try to find the best available font to display. That font maybe something that is not suitable for your application. The following utilty method will find objects in a form that contain no fonts assigned:

// -----------------------------------------------------------
// Method: FIND_OBJECTS_NO_FONTS
// Description: Method will add retrieve the objects in a form that
// have blank fonts assigned in the properties
//
// Parameters:
// $1 (POINTER) - Pointer to an array to list the blank fonts assigned
// $2 (POINTER) - Pointer to an array to list the page in the form
// -----------------------------------------------------------
C_POINTER($1;$arrPtrObj)
C_POINTER($2;$arrPtrPage)
C_LONGINT($i)
C_TEXT($blank)
ARRAY TEXT($arrObj;0)
ARRAY POINTER($arrVar;0)
ARRAY LONGINT($arrPage;0)

If (count parameters=2)
  $arrPtrObj:=$1
  $arrPtrPage:=$2

  FORM GET OBJECTS($arrObj;$arrVar;$arrPage;Form all pages)

  For ($i;1;Size of array($arrObj)
    $blank:=OBJECT Get font(*;$arrObj{$i})

    If ($blank="")
     APPEND TO ARRAY($arrPtrObj->;$arrObj{$i})
     APPEND TO ARRAY($arrPtrPage->;$arrPage{$i})
    End if
  End for

End if


Here is an example of using the method:

ARRAY TEXT(arrObjNoFont;0)
ARRAY LONGINT(arrObjNoFontPage;0)

FIND_OBJECTS_NO_FONTS (->arrObjNoFont;->arrObjNoFontPage)