• Subject: Re: What can be done to enhance the green screen applications?
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 11:25:48 -0400


Doug,

Do you program differently when you use radio buttons?  When a radio button is clicked do the the rest of the buttons in the group unclick automatically or does the program have to go through a cycle?

I didn't know radio buttons were available so I've been having to run a cycle in RPG to reset all of the radio buttons in a group.  It is making the programs begin to look like event-driven programs instead of cycle driven programs and I'm not sure that is an appropriate solution but I will say, with today's processor speeds it is really snazzy to see a mouse click instantly change the state of a field on a green screen.

 

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Jim,

>We are using 6050's.  Work Station Processors.  Are these "special" ?

For example, windows may be implemented with border characters on some
older displays, but shadowed lines on newer ones.  Radio buttons on
old terminals look llike the old DOS Foxpro style, eg <Yes> or <No>
instead of nicely bordered buttons.  Worse, the accelerator key can't
be underlined, so the user can't see what letter was assigned as the

accelerator key. :(

But I still like to use them, especially for stuff like my standard
message box pop-ups.  On PCs using CA or on InfoWindow displays etc,
they look great.  On older terminals they just look like Foxpro but
without the accelerator underlined.

Doug


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