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How do I set the colors in a simple PC application I'm writing
in FoxPro?  In my driver program, I have included
a copy of the FoxPro resource file (renamed rmeal.dbf), then I
created a color set named menu with 24 schemes (using CREATE
COLOR SET and SET COLOR SCHEME TO), and used SET COLOR SET TO
to activate the colors.  When I run the application from
distribution disks I created with the FoxPro Distribution
Kit, I get the following three error messages:

Cannot open file
File is read only
COLORSET resource is not found

I can click "ignore" to get past them, and the screens will
run.
(I made everything red so I can be sure the program is
using the schemes in my driver program). The first screen is
called wtitle.

What might be wrong with my code?

Here is the code for the start program:

SET RESOURCE TO rmeal.dbf
CREATE COLOR SET menu
SET COLOR OF SCHEME 1 TO RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0)
SET COLOR OF SCHEME 2 TO RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0)

...

SET COLOR OF SCHEME 24 TO RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0), RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0),
RGB(0,0,0,255,0,0)

SET COLOR SET TO menu

SET SYSMENU OFF

DO wtitle



Thanks, M
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Two things,

1. The scripting engine in FoxPro is bailing out because a file that holds current scheme is read-only.  You need to check the permissions on that file.

2. Is this on NT or 95?  You'll need to run this with admin privileges in NT.

3. If you have no clue which file is read-only, try changing color schemes, finding out which file was changed, and check that file.

4. Is COLOR SET supposed to be one word or two?



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