Task Builder Color Preferences  

The Task Builder can be configured to use color schemes which are collections of colors used for various steps and conditions in the Steps pane. A color scheme allows different users of the Task Builder to create their own custom "look and feel" when creating, editing and debugging tasks.

Parameters

Property

Description

Color Scheme

The name of the color scheme. To create a new color scheme, select the desired colors, click Save As and enter the desired name. To delete a scheme, select the name from the drop-down list and click Delete.

Steps

The color of an active, recognized step. The default color is black.

Highlight

The background color of a highlighted, or currently selected, step. This is typically a color that contrasts with the highlight text color. The default color is navy.

Background

The background color of the Steps Window. The default value is Window.

Comment

The color of an AutoMate comment. Comments, or remarks, are ignored by AutoMate at runtime, and provide a means for documenting or placing notes into your task. The default color is green.

Step Number Text

The color of the step numbers. Line numbers appear in a column along the left-hand side of the Steps Window. The default color is black.

Step Number Text

The color of the step numbers. Line numbers appear in a column along the left-hand side of the Steps Window. The default color is black.

Step Number Background

The background color of the step numbers column. The default color is light gray.

Breakpoint

Text color of a step that has a breakpoint set on it. Task execution pauses at a breakpoint step when running the task from the Task Builder. The default color is teal.

Running

The background color of the currently running step during task execution. This color allows easy tracking of the step currently being processed while debugging a task in the Task Builder. The default color is green.

Error

The background color to use when highlighting a step that has caused an error. When debugging a task, this color will show the step that caused the task to fail. The default color is red.

Highlight Text

The text color of a highlighted, or currently selected, step. This should be a color that contrasts with the highlight color. The default color is white.

Regions

The color of a region. The default color is blue.

Disabled

The color of a disabled step. Disabled steps are not executed at runtime. The default color is dark gray.

See Also

Task Builder Debug Toolbar Preferences

Task Builder Font Preferences

Task Builder Formatting Preferences

Task Builder General Preferences