|Blinking Text, whilst very irritating if used in large amounts can
sometimes be very useful for drawing peoples attention to something.
I was surfing the
net and came across a page with too much blinking text which made me wonder if it was
possible to do a similar thing in PowerBuilder.
This is a very simple but very effective trick. You will need to set the timer interval
of the datawindow to something, I set it to 10. You will find the timer by double clicking
on any blank part of the datawindow.
Next place a text field on the datawindow (or any control) goto the attributes dialog.
Then in the visible attribute place this code:
if( Mod( Integer( Mid( String( Now() ), 7, 2 ) ),2 ) = 1,0,1)
It is also possible to make the text change colours by using similar code in the color
if( Mod( Integer( Mid( String( Now() ), 7, 2 ) ),2 ) = 1,0,255)