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Sets the highlight color.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
SyntaxColoring 5.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; Color )   More


Parameter Description Example
Color The color value. Can be one of a few english color names or "#123456" notation like in html. "red"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the highlight color.
If a color is set, the MBS Plugin overlays the selections in FileMaker script editor with this color.
Set to nothing to clear color.
Only for FileMaker 14 and newer.
Does not work if Syntax Highlighting is off.


Set to red with hex color:

MBS("SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "#FF0000")

Set to dark blue:

MBS("SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "blue")

Set to red:

MBS( "SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "#FF8888" )

Set to blue:

MBS( "SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "#CCCCFF" )

Enable all the plugin enhancements for FileMaker:

MBS("SyntaxColoring.CopyButton.SetEnabled"; 1)
MBS("SyntaxColoring.ScriptSearchBox.SetEnabled"; 1)
MBS("SyntaxColoring.ScriptGoToBox.SetEnabled"; 1)
MBS("SyntaxColoring.RelationshipGraphSearchBox.SetEnabled"; 1)
MBS( "SyntaxColoring.CheckVariableDeclaration.Enable" )
MBS( "SyntaxColoring.LineNumbers.Enable" )
MBS( "SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "#CCCCFF" )

Turn it off:

MBS( "SyntaxColoring.SetScriptHighlightColor"; "" )

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This function is free to use.

Created 9th October 2015, last changed 16th November 2023

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