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:<code>{{KW|_PRINTMODE}} {{Parameter|mode}}[,{{Parameter|image_handle}}]</code>
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Revision as of 03:43, 29 April 2011

The _PRINTMODE statement sets the text or _FONT printing mode on a background image when using PRINT or _PRINTSTRING.


_PRINTMODE mode[,image_handle]


  • If the image handle is omitted it will use the current destination image background.
  • One of 3 mode keywords is mandatory when using this statement to deal with the text background.
  • _KEEPBACKGROUND (mode 1): Text background transparent. Only the text is displayed over anything behind it.
  • _ONLYBACKGROUND (mode 2): Text background is only displayed. Text is transparent to anything behind it.
  • _FILLBACKGROUND (mode 3): Text and background block anything behind them like a normal PRINT. Default setting.
  • Use the _PRINTMODE (function) to find the current _PRINTMODE setting mode number.
  • NOTE: The _PRINTMODE statement and function can only be used in graphic screen modes, NOT SCREEN 0

Example: Using _PRINTMODE with PRINT in a graphic screen mode. The background used is CHR$(219) = █

SCREEN 12 number = 69 COLOR 8: LOCATE 10, 10: PRINT STRING$(4, 219) 'background _PRINTMODE _KEEPBACKGROUND COLOR 15: LOCATE 10, 10: PRINT number END

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