Fonts, ? and set alternate  
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Aleniko29139





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Hi;

I have lots of older code that uses commands and set alternate to create a text file and then it uses modify command to view the file.

I have noticed that on my development PC, this created a file with Fixedsys font. On the installation pcs the font is "Courier".

Is there a way to determine what font will be used when issuing commands to a set alte file

I know that I can use the font clause in the command itself but I was wondering what determines the default font used.

Thank you all for puting up with my "oldie" questions.


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CetinBasoz





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Aleniko,

I don't think the file is created with a font attribute. Maybe you changed your own modify command font


 
 
Aleniko





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

I don't even know how to change my midy command font...

I would love to know how to change my default font. No idea.



 
 
AndyKr





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> IDE Tab

THere is a drop-down for "Specify Window/File Type"
Choose "Text Files"
Amend the settings to whatever you want!



 
 
Aleniko





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Andy;

This won't do much for my runtime install though... Correct

Thanks.



 
 
AndyKr





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Your what You mustn't change the font settings on and end-user's machine!

If you want this to display in a given font at run time, use DEFINE WINDOW (which includes a FONT clause) and then use MODIFY FILE nnnn WINDOW xxxx

like this:

DEFINE WINDOW textdisp FROM 2,1 TO 13,75 TITLE 'TextFile' FONT 'Tahoma', 12 CLOSE FLOAT GROW ZOOM
MODIFY FILE mytext.txt WINDOW textdisp NOWAIT



 
 
Aleniko





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Of course not. I wanted to change the default font for VFP on the machine. But the modi wind font would work too. thx.

 
 
AndyKr





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

You could always update the registry in that case...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualFoxPro\9.0\Options\IDE

Look for the "TextFont" setting....



 
 
Aleniko





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Fonts, ? and set alternate Top

Andy;

Thank you so much for all your help. I feel like Mcflie senior from "back to the future" going "This is good stuff".