How to Create Blinking Text

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In FoxPro version 2.x for MS-DOS, you could create blinking text within a screen. However, there is no property in Visual FoxPro that simulates this effect. Additionally, the SET BLINK ON command has no effect on Visual FoxPro objects. This article shows by example how to create a blinking label in a form.


Step-by-Step Example

This example uses a timer object to create the blinking effect on a label object.

  1. Create a form called Test.scx.
  2. Place a label on the form, and change its Caption property to This Label Blinks. Also, change the AutoSize property to true.
  3. Place a timer on the form. In the Timer event, type the following code:
       THISFORM.Label1.Visible=! THISFORM.Label1.Visible
  4. Set the Interval property of the timer to 1000.
  5. Save the form, and run it. The code in the Timer event serves to toggle the Visible property of the label on and off.


Article ID: 140292 - Last Review: February 10, 2000 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition

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