_BACKGROUNDCOLOR

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The _BACKGROUNDCOLOR function returns the current background color.


Syntax

BGcolor& = _BACKGROUNDCOLOR


Description

  • Use it to get the current background color to restore later in a program.
  • Returns the closest attribute value of the background color.


Examples

Example 1: Storing a background color for later use.

SCREEN 0 COLOR 1, 3 CLS BG% = _BACKGROUNDCOLOR PRINT BG%

3


Example 2: Understanding the function output

SCREEN 0 COLOR 1, 11 CLS BG% = _BACKGROUNDCOLOR PRINT BG% 'prints the attribute as 3 instead of 11

3

Explanation: SCREEN 0 background colors over 7 will return the lower intensity color attribute values: EX: attribute - 8


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