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Type
Property
Syntax
set the patterns of object to patternsList
Introduced
1.0
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
Security
None required
Summary
Specifies all the patterns of an object, in shorthand form.
Examples

set the patterns of button 1 to the patterns of card "Template"
set the patterns of me to storedPatternsList

Additional Comments
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Use the patterns property to get all eight basic pattern properties at once, or to set the patterns of one object to be the same as the patterns of another object.

Value:

The patterns of an object is a list of pattern specifiers, one per line. A pattern specifier is a built-in pattern number between 1 and 164 (corresponding to Revolution's built-in patterns 136 to 300), or 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.

The patterns of an object contains eight lines, some of which may be empty.

Comments:

You can set all these patterns individually; the patterns property simply provides a shorter method of dealing with all of them at once. Each line of the patterns corresponds to one of the following pattern properties:

* Line 1: the foregroundPattern

* Line 2: the backgroundPattern

* Line 3: the hilitePattern

* Line 4: the borderPattern

* Line 5: the topPattern

* Line 6: the bottomPattern

* Line 7: the shadowPattern

* Line 8: the focusPattern

If you leave a line blank when setting the patterns, the pattern property corresponding to that line is left unchanged.

If the patterns property of an object reports a blank line, the corresponding pattern is not set for the individual object, but is inherited from the object's owner. Use the form the effective patterns of object to obtain the patterns used for the object, whether set for the object or inherited.

If a pattern is set for an object, that pattern is used instead of the corresponding color for that object.

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