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Multicolour Edit & GUICtrlSetTip background colour

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I have seen this other colour forum-thread right under this one. But my question does not stick to labels so I started a new thread.

I would like to know if its possible to use two text-colours in one GUI-Edit handle?  I know there exists something like GUICtrlSetColour(....) but this would change the color of the complete Edit handle. In my case I use the Edit as output console and it would be nice to color "successfull outputs" e.g. in green and "failed outputs" in e.g. red.

Second color issue: Is it possible to change the background colour of GUICtrlSetTip? I like (or maybe I am just used to) the standard windows light yellow tool-tips. Or is this tip colour already color "protected" by Microsoft?


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possible to use two text-colours in one GUI-Edit handle

Not as far as I know - you would need to use a RichEdit control. AutoIt has a good RichEdit UDF - look in the Help file. ;)


possible to change the background colour of GUICtrlSetTip

Again, not as far as I know. :(

But do not lose hope - you never know what can pop up when you ask. ;)


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Thx M23 for the quick answer.

Info: I found one RichEdit function to set the font colour here.


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If you want colored Tooltips you should use the ToolTip UDF.

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