I tried to read this but it gives me nausea. :) Did you advance in your 
research?

Marc-Antoine Ruel
 

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] De la part de James Rich
> Envoyé : 11 avril, 2005 15:14
> À : tn5250
> Cc : kjpou@xxxxxxxxxxx; Jason M. Felice; tn5250j developer list
> Objet : [LINUX5250] I need help with Selection Field processing
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I have been struggling to get Selection Field (menus) support 
> into tn5250. 
> The IBM docs on the subject are here:
> 
> http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/CO2E2001/1
> 5.6.13.5?DT=19950629163252
> 
> The first half of the page talks about how selection fields 
> are defined following the Define Selection Field structured 
> field command.  That part I'm mostly ok with and have already 
> done the majority of the work.  The problems I have now 
> concern the second half of the page.
> 
> Starting about midway down that page is a bold heading that 
> reads, "Outbound Data Stream Processing".  This is where I'm 
> unsure what to do. 
> It appears that I need to a some fields to the field format 
> table.  It is unclear to me what the structure of such 
> additions should be and where they should be.  And 
> specifically to tn5250, how do I add something to the field 
> format table?  I don't think I want to use
> tn5250_dbuffer_add_field() since it appears that is only for 
> input capable fields.
> 
> Also, when I activate a menu option the iSeries sends me the 
> complete menu again without an intervening clearing command, 
> usually more than once.  Is this a result of me not sending 
> the field format table back correctly? 
> Are the tn5250j guys seeing the same thing?  Is there 
> something I can do to prevent the iSeries from resending the 
> selection fields?
> 
> James Rich
> 
> It's not the software that's free; it's you.
>       - billyskank on Groklaw



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