Description of MUSHclient world function: world.CustomColourBackground
||Sets the RGB value for the background of a custom colour
long CustomColourBackground(short WhichColour);
void CustomColourBackground(short WhichColour, long nNewValue);
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You can use this property to get or set the RGB colours used for the background of the 16 custom colours. You must specify *which* colour you want to get/set, in the range 1 to 16.
If you are setting the colour you must specify an RGB value. Some pre-defined values are available in VBscript, see below.
Constant Value Description
vbBlack &h00 Black
vbRed &hFF Red
vbGreen &hFF00 Green
vbYellow &hFFFF Yellow
vbBlue &hFF0000 Blue
vbMagenta &hFF00FF Magenta
vbCyan &hFFFF00 Cyan
vbWhite &hFFFFFF White
In JScript you will need to use the RGB values, for example Magenta would be: 0xFF00FF.
You should be cautious doing frequent colour changes, because what happens is that you are changing the *palette* colour. What this means in practice is that if you change (say) the white colour (colour 8) then when new text appears on the screen it will be drawn in the new colour, however existing text will stay the old colour *until* it is redrawn (eg. is covered by a dialog box). This may lead to patchy bits of different colour on the screen.
You can have different colours on the screen (at the same time) by using the 16 custom colours, but only 16 different colours can be visible at once.
You can force a redraw of the whole world's window(s) by using the "Redraw" method.
See also NormalColour, BoldColour and CustomColourText.
world.note world.customcolourbackground (10)
world.customcolourbackground (14) = vbBlack
world.customcolourbackground(14) = 0;
world.customcolourbackground(14) = 0
Note (GetCustomColourBackground (10))
SetCustomColourBackground (14, 0)
Lua implements this as two functions:
GetCustomColourBackground - gets the custom colour background
SetCustomColourBackground - sets the custom colour background
This is a property. You can use it to find the current custom background colour.
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