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RE: Using mouse to prompt


  • Subject: RE: Using mouse to prompt
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 98 20:57:20 -0400

fixed

Two more questions:

1) The pretty blue border for windows is a big improvement, imho. 
Evidentally it is a result of the enhanced display *EHNDSP(*YES) keyword. 
What other things does it do?  What haven't I noticed?  Obviously they
didn't do all of this just for a pretty border.

For the second question here's the work flow:  I want to put up an
operator's screen with several input fields.  Some of these fields have
constant data that I want to be able to validate or to pull off a
displayed table.  The table would be a small subfile window of valid
choices.  

For example lets use an Accounts Payable vendor's name maintenance screen. 
One field would be the "Net terms" field where we would keep the vendor's
payment terms.  There are probably... oh, say what?  maybe 8 different
standard phrases like "Net due on Receipt"  or "Net due 10th"?  I'd like
the operator to either go to the terms field and hit F4, or point at the
field with the mouse and click or double click and have a sort of
drop-down box appear with a subfile of valid choices.  Then the operator
could arrow down to the selected choice, or mouse-click on it, and it
would return that selected value to the entry field.

I can do all of the steps now excepting for efficient mousing:
  
2)  How can I get the program to know where the mouse pointer is?  I can
tell where the cursor is easy enough, but not the mouse pointer.  I can
click the mouse to get the cursor into the field, and then doubleclick,
but that defeats the purpose of mousing.

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