Microsoft KB Archive/256179
Article ID: 256179
Article Last Modified on 6/8/2000
- Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
This article was previously published under Q256179
You have a form with the ShowWindow property equal to 2 (As Top-Level Form) and the form contains a grid and text boxes on top of a shape object. As you tab through the text box objects, the background color of the shape may bleed through into your text boxes even if the shape object's BackColor property is set to the default.
To avoid this problem, either avoid the use of shapes to group affected text boxes, or run the form in another top-level form.
If you are using a transparent shape, as in the following sample, another workaround is to set the shape's BackColor property in the form's Init event to be the same as the back color of the text boxes.
NOTE: This workaround does not allow for changes in the Windows color settings in the middle of the application but should cover most cases.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
Use the following steps to reproduce this behavior:
Create and run a program with the following code:
PUBLIC oform1 oForm1 = NEWOBJECT("form1") oForm1.Show() RETURN DEFINE CLASS form1 AS form Top = 0 Left = 0 Height = 443 Width = 622 ShowWindow = 2 && As Top-Level Form Caption = "Bleedthrough Demonstration" Name = "Form1" ADD OBJECT grdDemo AS grid WITH ; ColumnCount = 1, ; Height = 180, ; Left = 30, ; Top = 30, ; Width = 555, ; Name = "grdDemo" ADD OBJECT txtOne AS textbox WITH ; Height = 23, ; Left = 177, ; Top = 255, ; Width = 100, ; Name = "txtOne" ADD OBJECT txtTwo AS textbox WITH ; Height = 23, ; Left = 177, ; Top = 294, ; Width = 100, ; Name = "txtTwo" ADD OBJECT txtThree AS textbox WITH ; Height = 23, ; Left = 177, ; Top = 333, ; Width = 100, ; Name = "txtThree" ADD OBJECT shpGroup AS shape WITH ; Top = 225, ; Left = 33, ; Height = 186, ; Width = 552, ; BackStyle = 0, ; BackColor = RGB(255,0,128), ; Name = "shpGroup" PROCEDURE Init *!* Uncomment next line for a workaround *!* This.shpGroup.BackColor = This.txtOne.BackColor ENDPROC ENDDEFINE
- After the form appears, tab through the text boxes.
- Notice that the background color of the text boxes changes.
- Close the form, uncomment the code in the Init procedure and then run the program again to see the workaround.
For additional information on automatically running a form in a top-level form, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257230 HOWTO: Display a Form in a Top-Level Form on Startup
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