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    Script editor fonts and so on.

    Apologies if this is something that's possible already but if it is I can't find out how to do it ... the script editor really needs to have some customisation options like changing the font and colours, IMO.

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    Are you referring to the color syntax highlighting or the color of the editor itself?

    There is currently no way to change the font size for the editor.
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    Pretty much at least what VFP9 gives in terms of font face, size and style. Colours and syntax highlighting are more difficult as they are different per scripting language. I'd really rather be looking at Ubuntu Mono than Courier New 😃

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    Hi Alan,

    Then submit an Enhancement Request as a ticket on lianja.com and we can look into it in a future point release. v1.3 is complete now so it won'y make it into that release but possibly into 1.3.1.
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    Hi Alan,

    when you submit the ER, mention that having adjustable fonts colors and sizes through the LAB would be good for online demos and live demos (for live demos, Hanselman suggests for code reviews a dark background and light font color, with size bumped up considerably for the editor). Last night I did a 90+ minute intro for the Chicago Developer Users Group (great bunch of people), and had to make the LAB as small as it could be, so they could expand the image for projection on their side. Having adjustable fonts throughout the LAB would make that a lot easier. Of course if everyone there had their notebooks with them, they could have joined the Zoom meeting (a couple of members who couldn't make it to the meeting did just that), and so for them there would have been no problem with keeping the LAB at some intermediate size, and the font would have been fine. Anyway, I know that some people are more sensitive to visual esthetics than others (my wife is an artist) than others, so allowing flexibility in font size, background color, and font color (separate from highlighting, but highlighting colors would then need to be adjustable also) would be a useful enhancement.

    One of the points I made in the demo (by showing them the code where I use the feature) is that Lianja is committed to making our (developers) software development lives easier. In fact, that's why I made the decision (a very serious one, taken after a couple of years of study of the alternatives) to go with Lianja, even though it was a small fraction as capable as it is now. I have be delighted with seeing that happen, time after time as developers make the case (a very important part of the process: think Use Cases).

    Go for it!

    Hank

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    Hi Hank,

    I'm assuming LAB = Lianja App Builder?
    I wouldn't suggest using abbreviations as not everyone will know what the abbreviations mean.

    Cory

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    Hi Corey,

    I see your point.

    That said, Googling "Lianja LAB" (without the quotes) brought up, as the first entry, this: http://www.lianja.com/overview/lianja-app-builder.

    I do wish Google (and the internet, and the personal computer <s>) were around when I went to college. I would have been furiously searching during many of the lectures.

    Hank

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    Hi Hank,

    Newer technology has definitely helped for research purposes and to find examples.
    So much better than trying to find a single references from several books.

    For the abbreviations, I was mainly thinking of newer people to Lianja who are still trying to learn their way around Lianja and abbreviations might be a bit confusing for those reading the threads.

    Cory

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    Hi Cory,

    re: newer people -- that's one of the reasons I thanked you for commenting. <s> Newer people should get in the habit of searching "Lianja <whatever they ran across and didn't understand>" (without the quotes), because they will find that Google does a great job of directing them to resources (Wiki, Forum, Tutorials) that will make their learning much quicker. In fact, I end up doing that myself, often multiple times a day, so it's not just newer people, but also those of us with impoverished eidetic memory.

    thanks,

    Hank

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