O$ 10.0 - jsClient - show different lines in a droplist in different colours?

Paul Mulroney pmulroney at logicaldevelopments.com.au
Sat Oct 15 08:19:32 UTC 2022

Hi Philip,

Thanks for your email.  I thought it was something like this, but I couldn't remember where I'd seen it.  I don't think that this works for drop lists though :(


> On 14 Oct 2022, at 4:52 pm, Philip Tulett <philip.tulett at pdq-networks.com> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I have not used the following in a JS Drop List, but on a JS DataGrid to
> change the colour of the font on rows based on a value in the row (that is
> not being displayed), it may point you in the right direction.
> On the Data Grid, have a client executed method called $formatcell, with two
> parameters pRow & pCol of the type var, and one local variable lValue of the
> type VAR, that contains the following:-
> If pCol=1
>  Calculate lValue as IV_List.[pRow].7
> Else If pCol=2
>  Calculate lValue as IV_List.[pRow].4
> Else
>  Calculate lValue as IV_List.[pRow].[pCol]
> End If
> If IV_List.[pRow].RA_ORDER<10
>  Calculate iHtml as
> styledtohtml(con(style(kEscColor,kDarkGreen),style(kEscStyle,kBold),lValue))
> Else
>  Calculate iHtml as
> styledtohtml(con(style(kEscColor,kBlack),style(kEscStyle,kItalic),lValue))
> End If
> Quit method iHtml
> Kind regards
> Philip Tulett
> -----Original Message-----
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> Paul Mulroney via omnisdev-en
> Sent: 14 October 2022 06:10
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> Cc: Paul Mulroney <pmulroney at logicaldevelopments.com.au>
> Subject: O$ 10.0 - jsClient - show different lines in a droplist in
> different colours?
> Hi All,
> I'm sure that I've done this before, but I can't find it in our code.
> I want to show a droplist in the jsClient, where the lines are different
> colours, based on the status of another column in the list.  In the desktop
> I know that I can use a style() function to apply text colour changes on a
> line-by-line basis.  I seem to recall that there's a special client method
> $css? or something that we could override, but it's buried in my memories in
> some inaccessible place.
> Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or did I dream that?
> Regards,
> Paul.

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