Microsoft KB Archive/44489

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QB.EXE /NOHI Option Uses Color Instead of High-Intensity White

Article ID: 44489

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

This article was previously published under Q44489


When invoking the QB.EXE environment of QuickBasic Version 4.50 or the QBX.EXE environment of Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00, the /NOHI switch is used for monitors that display high intensity poorly or not at all. If the /NOHI switch is used with a CGA, EGA, or VGA color monitor, certain menu items are displayed in color. If the /NOHI switch is not used with these monitors, the menus are displayed with white, high-intensity white, black, and gray. Whether or not the /NOHI switch is used when invoking the QB.EXE environment of QuickBasic, these colors cannot be changed from the Options menu. In the QBX.EXE environment of Basic PDS 7.00, the pull-down menu colors can be changed using the Options menu.

With the /NOHI option, menu items in the pull-down menus are displayed in the following default colors:

   Color                 Menu Item
   -----                 ---------

   Red                   Highlighted letter of menu items

   Green or purple       Highlighted letter of selected menu items
   (depending on where
   the cursor is)

   Orange                Special menu items such as the items in the
                         Edit pull-down menu

   Gray                  Background of pull-down menus

   Black                 Background of selected menu item

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