OBJPROP_BGCOLOR not applied

Charles Stangor  

This code never seems to apply a background color to my text OBJ_LABEL.  The background is always clear. Am I missing something?

Thanks. 

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//|                                                         test.mq5 |
//|                        Copyright 2016, MetaQuotes Software Corp. |
//|                                             https://www.mql5.com |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
#property copyright "Copyright 2016, MetaQuotes Software Corp."
#property link      "https://www.mql5.com"
#property version   "1.00"
#property indicator_chart_window

string labelID5 = "HeaderLabel5";

int OnInit()
  {
  
         ObjectDelete(0,"HeaderLabel5");
         ObjectCreate(0,labelID5,OBJ_LABEL,0,100,100);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_BGCOLOR,clrAliceBlue);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_COLOR,clrBlack);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_XDISTANCE,0);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_YDISTANCE,100);
         ObjectSetString(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_FONT,"Trebuchet MS");
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_FONTSIZE,10);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_SELECTABLE,0);  

//---
   return(INIT_SUCCEEDED);
  }

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Custom indicator iteration function                              |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int OnCalculate(const int rates_total,
                const int prev_calculated,
                const datetime &time[],
                const double &open[],
                const double &high[],
                const double &low[],
                const double &close[],
                const long &tick_volume[],
                const long &volume[],
                const int &spread[])
  
  {
  
      ObjectSetString(0,labelID5,OBJPROP_TEXT, "TEST2");

//--- return value of prev_calculated for next call
   return(rates_total);
  }
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
Keith Watford  

OBJ_LABEL doesn't have a background colour

You could use OBJ_EDIT instead and set OBJPROP_READONLY to true

Charles Stangor  
Keith Watford:

OBJ_LABEL doesn't have a background colour

You could use OBJ_EDIT instead and set OBJPROP_READONLY to true

thanks.
MirellaSquarcia  
   color OBJ_LABEL_BackgrColor=clrLightSkyBlue;
   int      XAnchor=10;
   int      YAnchor=30;
   int      Width=140;
   int      Height=30;
   int      XObjectWidthInPixels=80;
   int      YObjectWidthInPixels=20;
   string objectName;


   objectName="Rectangle My Label";
   ObjectCreate(0,objectName,OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL,0,0,0);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_XDISTANCE,XAnchor);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_YDISTANCE,YAnchor);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_XSIZE,Width);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_YSIZE,Height);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_BGCOLOR,OBJ_LABEL_BackgrColor);

   objectName="OBJ_LABEL My Label";
   ObjectCreate(0,objectName,OBJ_LABEL,0,0,0);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_XDISTANCE,XAnchor);
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_YDISTANCE,YAnchor);
   ObjectSetString(0,objectName,OBJPROP_TEXT,"My Label bla bla bla...");
   ObjectSetInteger(0,objectName,OBJPROP_COLOR,clrBlack);
As a matter of fact OBJPROP_BGCOLOR is not available for OBJ_LABEL objects.
OBJPROP_BGCOLOR is the background color for  "OBJ_EDIT", "OBJ_BUTTON", "OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL"

A workaround: create the "OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL" object (where you can apply the background colour) first, then the "OBJ_LABEL" object as shown below:


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Vladimir Karputov  
MirellaSquarcia # :
As a matter of fact OBJPROP_BGCOLOR is not available for OBJ_LABEL objects.
OBJPROP_BGCOLOR is the background color for  "OBJ_EDIT", "OBJ_BUTTON", "OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL"

A workaround: create the "OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL" object (where you can apply the background colour) first, then the "OBJ_LABEL" object as shown below:


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MirellaSquarcia  
Vladimir Karputov #:

1. Before writing, did you look at the date of the last message? You raised the dead :)

2. Please insert the code correctly: when editing a message, press the button  and paste your code into the pop-up window

Thank you.  Indeed this is an old message though since the post is still active this may be searched for by other users.

I now entered the code correctly and thanks again for letting me know how to post code properly.

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