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Accessing the User-Defined System Colors, Part I
|The three button-forming colors are synonymous with threedface, threedhighlight and threedshadow, and so are determined by the 3D Objects setting.|
|Buttons are colored the same as other 3D objects, including the application window itself.|
|Unlike the application window, a button uses only three (not five) colors to achieve the "raised" look. A fourth color, black, is added on the right and bottom to enhance the look.|
|A blow-up of a button to illustrate the color use.|
|HTML form buttons will automatically use this values. Custom "fake" buttons are, of course, a very popular DHTML technique. In our examples, we will demonstrate the use of the button color values for creating custom buttn-like objects.|
|The text color of button elements is set by first selecting the 3D Objects option under Item:, then specifying a color under Font:|
|The result is obvious: all text and icons in buttons are displayed in the buttontext color.|
|HTML form buttons will automatically use this value. It is useful for authors only when creating "fake" buttons.|
Next, color values for menu bars and drop-down menus.
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Created: Feb 23, 1999
Revised: Feb 23, 1999