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focusPattern
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Type
Property
Syntax
set the focusPattern of object to {patternNumber | imageID | empty}
Introduced
1.0
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
Security
None required
Summary
Specifies the pattern used for an object's outline when it has the insertion point or is active (focused).
Examples

set the focusPattern of this stack to 2215

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Use the focusPattern property to specify the pattern used for the outline around an active (focused) control.

Value:

The focusPattern of an object is a pattern specifier.

A patternNumber is a built-in pattern number between 1 and 164. (These patterns correspond to Revolution's built-in patterns 136 to 300.)

An imageID is the ID of an image to use for a pattern. Revolution looks for the specified image first in the current stack, then in other open stacks.

By default, the focusPattern for all objects is empty.

Comments:

Pattern images can be color or black-and-white.

Cross-platform note: To be used as a pattern on Mac OS systems, an image must be 128x128 pixels or less, and both its height and width must be a power of 2. To be used on Windows and Unix systems, height and width must be divisible by 8. To be used as a fully cross-platform pattern, both an image's dimensions should be one of 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128.

The focusPattern of controls is drawn starting at the control's upper right corner: if the control is moved, the pattern does not shift.

Setting the focusPattern of an object to empty allows the focusPattern of the object's owner to show through. Use the effective keyword to find out what color is used for the object, even if its own focusPattern is empty.

The setting of the focusPattern property has different effects, depending on the object type:

* The focusPattern of a stack, card, or group determines the focusPattern of each object in the stack, card, or group that does not have its own focusPattern.

* The focusPattern of a button is used to outline the button when it is focused. If the button's style is menu, or if the button's traversalOn property is false, the focusPattern has no effect.

* The focusPattern of a field or scrollbar is used to outline the object when it is focused. If the object's traversalOn property is false, the focusPattern has no effect.

* The focusPattern of a graphic, image, player, audioClip, videoClip, or EPS object has no effect.

If an object's focusPattern is set, the pattern is shown instead of the color specified by the focusColor.

The focusPattern property has no effect if the lookAndFeel property is set to Macintosh.

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