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Build-A-Board Window Properties

Top, Left position of My-T-Soft

This setting changes the absolute screen position (in Pixels) for the Top-Left corner of the Panel displayed in the My-T-Soft window.

Panel Background Color (Run-Time)

This will open the default Color Selection Dialog Box and allow you to modify the Background color on the run-time version of My-T-Soft. Only the basic 16 colors (original IBM CGA Colors) are supported. If you select a different color, you will be warned, and the background color will be set to the default. The following table outlines the colors and their RGB (Red/Green/Blue) values of the supported colors in Version 2.00, 2.10, 2.20.

Color - R, G, B

Black - 0, 0, 0

Blue - 0, 0, 128

Green - 0, 128, 0

Red - 128, 0, 0

Cyan - 0, 128, 128

Magenta - 128, 0, 128

Brown - 128, 128, 0

Dark Gray - 128, 128, 128

Light Gray - 192, 192, 192

Light Blue - 0, 0, 255

Light Green - 0, 255, 0

Light Red - 255, 0, 0

Light Cyan - 0, 255, 255

Light Magenta - 255, 0, 255

Yellow - 255, 255, 0

White - 255, 255, 255

Font for Keys on Panel

You may set the internal, low-level settings that will interact with Windows to select a display font. This font will be used for all keys on the panel. The Common Font Selection Dialog is available to assist in selecting a font & and its settings. Italics & other advanced font characteristics are not available.

Note that the fonts on the target system may not match the fonts on the system with the Build-A-Board Builder!

For projects that target 2.20 KBFs, fonts per key may be used (which will override the panel font) - see Key Properties - Level 2 (UNICODE 2.20)

Operation Options

Allow User to Move My-T-Soft (click & drag), if enabled, allows the end-user on the run-time keyboard to move the keyboard by clicking & dragging on any non-key portion of the panel.

Allow User to Access Popup Menu, if enabled (Windows targets), allows the end-user to open a menu to minimize, save, or close the My-T-Soft keyboard.

Edit Keyboard Run-Time Settings - this opens Notepad and allows run-time options to be set, such as the panel image. Refer to notes within the settings file. This gets embedded as MYTSOFT.INI into the built KBF (2.20 only).

Screen Positioning Window (Top/Left)

When you click on the "..." next to the Top/Left position, a Screen Position window will open to provide a visual tool for setting the opening screen position. By default, the current screen resolution is used - for targets with different screen resolutions or layouts, use the Options and Resolutions menus.

In the Screen Position window, you can simply click & drag the white window (representation of keyboard layout relative to screen resolution) to the position on the screen where you want the keyboard layout to open. When you close the window, the current position will automatically update the Top, Left position in the Window Properties dialog.

The Options menu provides various options available when working with the Screen Position window.

Revert to Saved Position

Selecting this will revert the layout to the original position (current position in the Window Properties settings).

Portrait Mode

This turns the screen 90 degrees, so the setting can be set for target systems that have a portrait oriented screen.

Use Relative Positioning (Resolution Change)

This setting when enabled performs percentage calculation based on position relative to top/left of window - so the top/left of the layout is calculated and remains at the same relative position if you change resolutions while in the Screen Position window.

Close & Update Position

Closes the Screen Position window and updates the top / left values in the Window Properties settings.

Close & Do Not Update Position (Cancel)

Closes the Screen Position window and does not change the top / left values in the Window Properties settings.

Select from the preset standard screen resolutions, or select Custom if your screen resolution is not available.

Custom - set your own custom screen resolution if there is not a preset available that matches your target screen resolution.


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