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********************** UNCLASSIFIED *********************************** * :nick.EXTMSG :sec.UNCLASSIFIED :disk.VMTOOLS * :title.XEDIT screen builder VERSION 2. * :version.2.18 :date.94/07/20 :summary.HELPCMS :support.X * :oname.Les Paton :onode.GNKVM :ouser.LPATON * :aname.Les Paton :anode.GNKVM :auser.LPATON * :sw.REXX XEDIT * :ops.SP3+ :lang.REXX * :doc.HELPCMS * :abs.XEDIT screen management ( VERSION 2 ) with useful examples. * Version 2.00 greatly extends the function of the program giving * extensive control over screen functions. * :lic.By placing material on this conference, I agree to grant * IBM a non-exclusive, royalty-free license for the material * as set forth in the LICENSE AGREEMNT file on this conference. ************************************************************************ * (c) Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1985, 1994. * All Rights Reserved. * No service, support or maintenance is expressed or implied. For * additional information refer to the LICENSE agreement for this tool. * * XEDIT screen management system which builds a display from input on the * stack or from a file. * This program is capable of building some very elegant and powerful * screen panels which would otherwise need to be constructed 'from the * ground up'. * EXTMSG LICENSE * * License agreement EXTMSG EXEC * * THE DRIVER EXEC $EXTMSG XEDIT * * THE SCREEN BUILDER $EXTMSG MESSAGES * * THE SCREEN BUILDER MESSAGE FILE EXTMSG HELPCMS * * THE HELP FILE * * That's the package, now for some examples of its use.... * EXTMDEMO EXEC * * DEMO EXEC...JUST FOR FUN EXTMDEMO $PROFILE * * * EXTMDEM2 EXEC * * DEMO EXEC...JUST FOR FUN EXTMDEM2 $PROFILE * * EXTMSTAK EXEC * * USED WITH EXTMDEM2 * HYDEMO EXEC * * DEMO EXEC...JUST FOR FUN HYDEMO $PROFILE * * HYDEMO EXTMSG * * USED WITH HYDEMO RED EXTMSG * * USED WITH HYDEMO * LOCAL EXEC * * AN EXAMPLE APPLICATION LOCAL HELPCMS * * HELP FILE FOR LOCAL EXEC * SENDNOTE XEDIT * * ANOTHER EXAMPLE APPLICATION * Offers choice of sending a VM NOTE as either a VM NOTE or a * PROFS NOTE. DELBLNKS XEDIT * * USED BY THE SENDNOTE MACRO * * * THE FOLLOWING ARE OPTIONAL.... * * TSORT PACKAGE * * FROM VMTOOLS ( REQUIRED BY LOCAL EXEC ) * * WEEKNUM EXEC * * Part of the REMIND PACKAGE from VMTOOLS. * * Required to support use of the /W * * parameter substitution symbol. * * PDISK EXEC * * FROM L.PATON ( LPATON AT GNKVM ) * * ATTACH PROFS DISKS FOR USE BY SENDNOTE * -------- * NOTE...PDISK IS USED TO ATTACH THE PROFS DISKS WHERE IT IS FOUND * THAT THE PROFS MODULE IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON AN * ACCESSED DISK. IF PROFS IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE THEN YOU DO * NOT NEED IT. IF YOU USE IT THEN CHANGE IT TO LINK YOUR * OWN PROFS DISKS. THE CODE IS FOR GREENOCKS PROFS DISKS. * * * New releases.... * * VERSION 2 * * Release 2.00 * 20/Nov/89 Added the RESVCMND, ENTERCMND, PA2CMND, PA3CMND, CMDLCMND, * ACTIONCMND and NULLCMND options, including parameter * substitution. Added the UPPERCASE command. Added bottom * titles. Changed LOCAL EXEC to conform to normal VM HELP * standards. Added an improved cursor routine ( cursor2 ) * plus a number of new routines. Screen messages now held in * a user-modifiable file. Updated HELPCMS files. NOTE, the * WEEKNUM EXEC, part of REMIND PACKAGE from VMTOOLS is * required to support use of the /W parameter substitution * symbol. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * $EXTMSG XEDIT * * LOCAL EXEC * * LOCAL HELPCMS * * SENDNOTE XEDIT * * added.... * EXTMDEMO EXEC * * EXTMDEMO $PROFILE * * $EXTMSG MESSAGES * * optional.... * REMIND PACKAGE * From VMTOOLS (WEEKNUM EXEC) required to support * * /W parameter substitution symbol. * * Release 2.01 * 21/Nov/89 Fixed a problem which occurred when user changed command * line positioning while in the display. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * * * Release 2.02 * 24/Nov/89 Changed position of MSGLINE when CMDLINE is on TOP and there * is a 'data_record' in the message stack. Make NULLCMND work * when there is no command line. Uppercase PROFILE parameter. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * * $EXTMSG XEDIT * * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * * Release 2.03 * 26/Feb/90 Added the 'clear' and 'append' subroutines. EXTMDEM2 EXEC * illustrates use of these routines. Added EMSG record ( type * .> ) again see EXTMDEM2. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * added.... * EXTMDEM2 $PROFILE * EXTMDEM2 EXEC * EXTMSTAK EXEC * * Release 2.04 * 06/Apr/90 Assume defaults for fn ft fm when READFILE is specified. * Added the XEDIT/NOXEDIT ALARM/NOALARM commands. Added a * HYPERTEXT demo. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * added.... * HYDEMO EXEC * HYDEMO $PROFILE * HYDEMO EXTMSG * RED EXTMSG * * Release 2.05 * 03/May/90 Expanded the /D substitution symbol to include all possible * date formats. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * Release 2.06 * 09/May/90 Added the SCROLL/NOSCROLL option commands. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * Release 2.07 * 10/May/91 Fixed a problem with the SEARCH routine. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * * Release 2.08 * 05/Jul/91 Added the CHARTAB, NOCHARTAB, BLANKSUB, TRANSLATE, * NOTRANSLATE, MSGTAB, NOMSGTAB, IGNORE and NOIGNORE option * commands. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * Release 2.09 * 12/Aug/91 Changed the order of invocation of the XEDIT option so that * it behaves as it was documented. * Preserve queued items when invoking QUIT routine. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * * Release 2.10 * 21/Nov/91 Added ability to give a return code via the 'quit' routine. * Safeguard against user issuing COMMAND QUIT. * changed.... * $EXTMSG XEDIT * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * Release 2.11 * 24/Feb/93 Added a further profile to the profile processing sequence. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * EXTMSG HELPCMS * * Release 2.12 * 27/Jul/93 Added LICENSE file. Added copyright statement. * Do not flush queue after a command has been processed. * Added CURSOR and STRIP commands. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * $EXTMSG XEDIT * $EXTMSG MESSAGES * EXTMSG HELPCMS * EXTMDEMO EXEC * EXTMDEMO $PROFILE * EXTMDEM2 EXEC * EXTMDEM2 $PROFILE * EXTMSTAK EXEC * HYDEMO EXEC * HYDEMO $PROFILE * HYDEMO EXTMSG * RED EXTMSG * LOCAL EXEC * LOCAL HELPCMS * SENDNOTE XEDIT * DELBLNKS XEDIT * added.... * EXTMSG LICENSE * * Release 2.13 * 23/Sep/93 Fixed CP EMSG setting in SENDNOTE XEDIT. * changed.... * SENDNOTE XEDIT * * Release 2.14 * 24/Sep/93 Check for duplicate addressee's in the note. * changed.... * SENDNOTE XEDIT * * Release 2.15 * 19/Nov/93 Improved check for presence of PROFS/OFFICE MODULE. * changed.... * SENDNOTE XEDIT * * Release 2.16 * 26/Nov/93 Fixed a return code in EXTMSG EXEC. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC * * Release 2.17 * 05/Jul/94 Make certain we use an empty file as a work file. * changed.... * EXTMSG EXEC