• Subject: Re: Graphical features on green screen
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 99 12:36:14 +1000


Hello Booth,

You wrote:
>A question:  is there a way to use the colors and not have the column 
>separator dots appear, so I can use Turquoise and Yellow?

Yes you can.  The enhanced 5250 data stream supports the ability to set 
attributes 
without requiring an attribute byte to occupy screen space, and you get extra 
colours.  
The data stream is described in the 5494 Functions Reference in Chapter 15.  
You need 
to send Write Extended Attribute (WEA) commands to the display.  You can do 
this with a 
User Defined Data Stream (UDDS) but it is easier if you use the Dynamic Session 
Manager 
(DSM) APIs.  They are documented in the SPIR.

I also recall seeing an article in News/400 or Midrange Computing about this.  
Let me 
see if I can find it . . . . Ah, Gene Gaunt provided some simple example 
routines in 
Midrange Computing in July 99.

Regards,
Simon Coulter.


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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 19:34:22 -0400
From: boothm@earth.goddard.edu
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Reply-To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Cc: none
Subject: Graphical features on green screen
 decided to take my own advice and see what I can do to add pizzaz to a 
green screen.  I'm going to make me a a little application.

A question:  is there a way to use the colors and not have the column 
separator dots appear, so I can use Turquoise and Yellow?

Here's what I've  put together since the recent spate of posts: 
- there are fully functioning checkboxes.
- there are fully functioning radio buttons.
- there is a fully functional vertical (but not horizontal) scroll bar for 
subfiles.
- the MOUBTN keyword allows us to click to Enter.
- the right mouse button can work on a green screen application.
- I can use a window as a drop down box, and select choices with the mouse 
or cursor.

I sure hope this works reasonably well so that I don't have to feel like 
this group's biggest idiot, I'd rather continue as average.

I decided to take my own advice and see what I can do to add pizzaz to a green screen.  I'm going to make me a a little application.

A question:  is there a way to use the colors and not have the column separator dots appear, so I can use Turquoise and Yellow?

Here's what I've  put together since the recent spate of posts:
- there are fully functioning checkboxes.
- there are fully functioning radio buttons.
- there is a fully functional vertical (but not horizontal) scroll bar for subfiles.
- the MOUBTN keyword allows us to click to Enter.
- the right mouse button can work on a green screen application.
- I can use a window as a drop down box, and select choices with the mouse or cursor.

I sure hope this works reasonably well so that I don't have to feel like this group's biggest idiot, I'd rather continue as average.

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