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Setting command line background color from LISP.

A - answer If you need to change the background color of your AutoCAD commandline - e.g. to indicate a certain status of your application - you can use the following simple LISP macro. You can call it directly from menus, from scripts or from your own applications.

This macro uses the ActiveX interface in VisualLISP, so you need to invoke (vl-load-com) at least once (or prepend this call to the macro).

Switch to red background:


Back to white background:


Similarly you can change the text color of your commandline with TextWinTextColor. The color numbers are Windows (OLE) color codes.

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29.3.2012    3820x  
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See also:
Tip 10842:HidePStyle - completely hide selected plot style for printing.
Tip 10596:Changing colors of the Inventor color schemes (UI).
Tip 10497:Multileader with automatic text mask.
Tip 9976:How to make AutoCAD render without background (transparent)?
Tip 9913:How to detect DWG files created in the drawing module in Autodesk Fusion 360?

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