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Accessing the User-Defined System Colors, Part I
|The background color of an active window's title bar is set with the Active Title Bar option under Item:|
|This affects the look of the active window in the OS, that is, the application currently in use.|
|We can use this value in DHTML when creating pop-up elements, that need to have a "window" look, like in our major example later in the article.|
|The text color of an active window's title bar is set by first selecting the Active Title Bar option under Item:, then specifying a color under Font:|
|This complements the activecaption value, and the two are usually set together.|
|Like activecaption, the value of captiontext is invaluable in the creation of application-like pop-ups.|
|The border of an active window is set with the Active Window Border option under Item:|
|Unlike the previous two values on this page, activeborder reflects a color rarely set by a user. Usually this "border" is the same color as the "face" of the window. In fact, very few users are aware that it can be a different color.|
|If one wanted to create a DHTML popup with all the trimmings, one could account for a user setting this option. We will demonstrate this in one of our examples.|
You can't have an active window, without inactive windows, the colors for which are discussed next.
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Created: Feb 23, 1999
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