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1.23.3 BLOX.BLabel: accessing

alignment
Answer the value of the anchor option for the widget.

Specifies how the information in a widget (e.g. text or a bitmap) is to be displayed in the widget. Must be one of the symbols #topLeft, #topCenter, #topRight, #leftCenter, #center, #rightCenter, #bottomLeft, #bottomCenter, #bottomRight. For example, #topLeft means display the information such that its top-left corner is at the top-left corner of the widget.


alignment: aSymbol
Set the value of the anchor option for the widget.

Specifies how the information in a widget (e.g. text or a bitmap) is to be displayed in the widget. Must be one of the symbols #topLeft, #topCenter, #topRight, #leftCenter, #center, #rightCenter, #bottomLeft, #bottomCenter, #bottomRight. For example, #topLeft means display the information such that its top-left corner is at the top-left corner of the widget.


backgroundColor
Answer the value of the backgroundColor option for the widget.

Specifies the normal background color to use when displaying the widget.


backgroundColor: value
Set the value of the backgroundColor option for the widget.

Specifies the normal background color to use when displaying the widget.


font
Answer the value of the font option for the widget.

Specifies the font to use when drawing text inside the widget. The font can be given as either an X font name or a Blox font description string.

X font names are given as many fields, each led by a minus, and each of which can be replaced by an * to indicate a default value is ok: foundry, family, weight, slant, setwidth, addstyle, pixel size, point size (the same as pixel size for historical reasons), horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, spacing, width, charset and character encoding.

Blox font description strings have three fields, which must be separated by a space and of which only the first is mandatory: the font family, the font size in points (or in pixels if a negative value is supplied), and a number of styles separated by a space (valid styles are normal, bold, italic, underline and overstrike). Examples of valid fonts are “Helvetica 10 Bold”, “Times -14”, “Futura Bold Underline”. You must enclose the font family in braces if it is made of two or more words.


font: value
Set the value of the font option for the widget.

Specifies the font to use when drawing text inside the widget. The font can be given as either an X font name or a Blox font description string.

X font names are given as many fields, each led by a minus, and each of which can be replaced by an * to indicate a default value is ok: foundry, family, weight, slant, setwidth, addstyle, pixel size, point size (the same as pixel size for historical reasons), horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, spacing, width, charset and character encoding.

Blox font description strings have three fields, which must be separated by a space and of which only the first is mandatory: the font family, the font size in points (or in pixels if a negative value is supplied), and a number of styles separated by a space (valid styles are normal, bold, italic, underline and overstrike). Examples of valid fonts are “Helvetica 10 Bold”, “Times -14”, “Futura Bold Underline”. You must enclose the font family in braces if it is made of two or more words.


foregroundColor
Answer the value of the foregroundColor option for the widget.

Specifies the normal foreground color to use when displaying the widget.


foregroundColor: value
Set the value of the foregroundColor option for the widget.

Specifies the normal foreground color to use when displaying the widget.


label
Answer the value of the label option for the widget.

Specifies a string to be displayed inside the widget. The way in which the string is displayed depends on the particular widget and may be determined by other options, such as anchor. For windows, this is the title of the window.


label: value
Set the value of the label option for the widget.

Specifies a string to be displayed inside the widget. The way in which the string is displayed depends on the particular widget and may be determined by other options, such as anchor. For windows, this is the title of the window.