Define the paint character


WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
.PAINT character



A single, printable paint character.


The .PAINT command determines which character “paints” an empty field to indicate where the user types input.

Initially the paint character is a blank. The .PAINT command resets the default paint character. Note that the PAINT qualifier of .FIELD will override the input window’s .PAINT character currently in effect for that field. Fields drawn from a repository always override .PAINT.

Paint characters specified by .FIELD PAINT or .PAINT have no effect in a Windows environment.

See also

PAINT, NOPAINT qualifier for the .FIELD command for information about an alternative way to specify the paint character for an empty field


In the following example, the underscore character indicates where the user should type input.

.paint _