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HOWTO: Changing a Pop-up's Font to Non-Proportional in FoxPro

ID: Q169516

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5, 2.5a, 2.5b, 2.6, 2.6a

SUMMARY

Sometimes a user may want to change a popup window's font to be a fixed size in FoxPro for Windows. This can be done by using the following command:

   MODIFY WINDOW SCREEN FONT 'Foxfont',9

If you do not use this command, items in the pop-up window appear in proportional fonts and may not line up properly.

MORE INFORMATION

Create a program called Sizefont.prg and type in the following code. This demonstrates an instance where the pop-up bars do not line up directly above one another.

   CLEAR
   DEFINE WINDOW output from 2,1 to 13,75 TITLE 'Output' FONT "COURIER", 9
   ACTIVATE WINDOW output
   DEFINE POPUP Test
   * This bar does not line up with the other bars
   DEFINE BAR 1 of Test PROMPT "iiiii 1"
   DEFINE BAR 2 of Test PROMPT "WWWWW 2"
   DEFINE BAR 3 of Test PROMPT "..... 3"
   ON SELECTION POPUP Test DEACTIVATE POPUP Test
   ACTIVATE POPUP Test
   RETURN

If you make this change, the popup bars are aligned under each other with the "i", "W", and "." all taking an equal amount of space:

   CLEAR
   *The following line has been changed to FoxFont
   DEFINE WINDOW output from 2,1 to 13,75 TITLE 'Output' FONT "FoxFont", 9
   ACTIVATE WINDOW output
   DEFINE POPUP Test
   DEFINE BAR 1 of Test PROMPT "iiiii 1"
   DEFINE BAR 2 of Test PROMPT "WWWWW 2"
   DEFINE BAR 3 of Test PROMPT "..... 3"
   ON SELECTION POPUP Test DEACTIVATE POPUP Test
   ACTIVATE POPUP Test
   RETURN
Keywords          : kbcode FoxWin FxprgGeneral 
Version           : 2.5 2.5a 2.5b 2.6 2.6a
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto

Last Reviewed: June 4, 1997
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