whatcolorbackcolor of background function

Syntax   whatcolorback : int

Description   The whatcolorback function is used to determine the current background color. The alternate spelling is whatcolourback.

Example   This program outputs the currently-active background color number. The background color of the message is determined by this number.

        setscreen ("screen")
        put "The background of this writing"
        put  "is in color number ", whatcolorback
Details   The screen should be in a "screen" or "graphics" mode. Beware that the meaning of background color is different in these two modes. See colorback for details.

See also   color and whatcolor.

See also predefined unit Text.