Task Builder Color Preferences

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

To change Task Builder Colors:

  1. On the Task Builder Tools menu, click Editor Options.

  2. Click the Colors tab (displayed below).

  3. To use an existing color scheme, select it in the Color Scheme box. The colors are shown in the boxes below.

  4. To create a new color scheme, make your color selections in the various boxes, then click Save As and enter a name for the color scheme.

  5. If you need to change the colors in a custom color scheme after you've saved it, enter the color changes, click Save As and enter the same name to overwrite the existing color scheme.

  6. To delete a custom color scheme, select it in the Color Scheme box and click Delete.

  7. Click OK when finished.

Parameters

Steps

The color of an active, recognized step.

Highlight

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

Background

The background color of the Steps 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.

Line No. Text

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

Line No. Bkgr

The background color of the step numbers column.

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.

Running

The background color of the currently executing step when a task is running. This color allows easy tracking of the step currently being processed while debugging a task in the Task Builder.

Error

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

Highlight Text

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

Unknown

The color of text displayed in the Task Builder that is unrecognized by AutoMate. Text displayed in this color should be investigated as a possible problem with the task.

Disabled

The color of a disabled step. Disabled steps are not executed at runtime.

 

See Also

Setting Task Builder General Options

Setting Task Builder Fonts