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is an option for InputField that specifies the style to use for displaying the field hint.
  • Typical forms of settings include:
"style"a named style from the current stylesheets
{opt1->val1,...}a list of explicit option settings
{"style",opt1->val1,...}a named style modified by option settings
  • Color directives such as Red, as well as text specifications such as Bold or Small, can be given in place of options, just as in Style.
  • Any outside styles not explicitly overridden by settings in FieldHintStyle will still be used.
  • Style specifications given in FieldHintStyle are typically added to default specifications given in the current stylesheet.
  • For an object of type obj, the default style specifications are typically those associated with a style named .
Field hints use italics by default:
Change the style to use a roman font:
Field hints use italics by default:
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Change the style to use a roman font:
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FieldSize will use the larger of FieldHintStyle and BaseStyle to calculate its size:
In some cases, it can make the hint look too small, or in some cases make the text look too small:
The default stylesheet applies transparency to all field hints even if you change the color:
To override the transparency setting, specify Opacity:
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