Increasing Input Column's Cursor in PowerBuilder

Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
Anyone can please help me on the following problem.

I would like to know, how to change Input Column's Cursor in PowerBuilder. I mean not the mouse corsor, but the "blinking thin vertical line" in the Datawindow Column.  I want to change it to BOLD one and a larger size.  So, it will be easy for the operator to find the cursorcurrent location on the form.
Question by:kumaraykkara
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    You cant chane the size or color but you could modify the column background color or border when the column has got focus.
    use the modify function
    for ex:
    ls_column = 'id'

    for ur case you could use the the itemfocuschanged event you get a columnName argument that contains the column getting focus.  Use that argument to build you Modify() string to set the border or background color..

    Author Comment

    Actually, I would like to change the "Blinking Cursor" inside the Column.  Not the BackGround Color of the Column.

    Please anyone, provide me the right solution.

    Thanking You,

    With Best Regards.
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    Accepted Solution

    " Actually, I would like to change the "Blinking Cursor" inside the Column.  Not the BackGround Color of the Column."
     You cant change that..............
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    changing a Blinking Cursor is not possible... as far as i know...

    neverthless, if there is an API or code in any other language let us know so we can help u out...

    datawindows also have a property 'Show Focus Rectangle'... maybe u can use that...


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