Get(ScreenDepth)

Category: Get

Syntax: Get ( ScreenDepth )

Parameters: None

Data type returned: Number

Description:

Returns the number of bits needed to represent the color or shade of gray of a pixel on the user's monitor. A value of 8 represents 256 (equal to 2^8) colors or shades of gray.

Use Get (ScreenDepth) to alert users if their monitor color settings are set too low to view images correctly. For example,

 If[Get(ScreenDepth)<32]
 Show Custom Dialog ["Color";"Your monitor should be set to "Millions
 of colors" to display images correctly"]
 End If

Examples:

Function

Results

Get (ScreenDepth)

Returns 32 on a display showing millions (2^32) of colors.

 

Returns 16 on a display showing thousands (2^16) of colors.

 

Returns 4 on a VGA display.

 

Returns 1 on a black-and-white display.







FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
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EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
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