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;********** GETCOLOR.ASM - retrieves the current colors in use by QuickBASIC

;Copyright (c) 1990 Ethan Winer

;Usage: CALL GetColor(FG%, BG%, Border%)

;NOTE: This routine cannot be used within a Quick Library.

.Model Medium, Basic
Extrn B$FBColors:Word, B$BorderColor:Byte


GetColor Proc, FG:Word, BG:Word, Border:Word

Mov DX,B$FBColors ;get the combined foreground/background word
Mov AL,DL ;copy the foreground portion to AL
Cbw ;convert the byte to a full integer word
Mov BX,FG ;get the address for FG%
Mov [BX],AX ;and assign FG%
Mov AL,DH ;now load AL with the background portion
Mov BX,BG ;point BX to the BG% parameter
Mov [BX],AX ;and assign BG% (AH is still zero)
Mov AL,B$BorderColor ;get BASIC's border color
Mov BX,Border ;point BX to Border%
Mov [BX],AX ;assign Border%
Ret ;return to BASIC

GetColor Endp

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Archive   : PCTV1N4.ZIP

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