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********************** UNCLASSIFIED *********************************** * :nick.MENUSYS :sec.UNCLASSIFIED :disk.VMTOOLS * :title.XEDIT Screen Management System for PFKey panels. * :version.1.28 :date.95/03/02 :summary.PACKAGE :support.X * :oname.Les Paton :onode.GNKVM :ouser.LPATON * :aname.Les Paton :anode.GNKVM :auser.LPATON * :sw.Rexx, XEDIT * :ops.VM/SP5+ :lang.Rexx * :doc.Examples * :abs.Very flexible, powerful XEDIT screen manager which allows the * user to build screen panels from simple 'menu' files. * A menu is a list of PFKeys with associated titles and actions to be * taken when the key is pressed. Basic function extended using profiles. * :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 1986, 1995. * 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 PFKEY MENUS FROM * USER DEFINED MENU FILES AND PROFILES. * For an absolutely basic screen panel using all the hard-coded defaults * enter.... EXEC MENUSYS MASTER MENU * ( DEFAULTS * ( you get NO profiles at all ) * then begin to introduce profiles with.... * EXEC MENUSYS MASTER MENU * ( NOPROFILE * ( you get the profile specified in line 10 of the * MASTER MENU file.... MASTER MENUPROF ) * then introduce the menusys system profile.... * EXEC MENUSYS MASTER2 MENU * * ( you get the default system profile.... SYSPROF MENUPROF) * or.... * EXEC MENUSYS MASTER MENU * * ( you get the default system profile.... SYSPROF MENUPROF * PLUS the profile specified in line 10 of the * MASTER MENU file.... MASTER MENUPROF ) * then introduce your own system profile.... * EXEC MENUSYS MASTER2 MENU * ( PROFILE MYOWN * ( you get the specified system profile.... MYOWN MENUPROF) * or.... * EXEC MENUSYS MASTER MENU * ( PROFILE MYOWN * ( you get the specified system profile.... MYOWN MENUPROF * PLUS the profile specified in line 10 of the * MASTER MENU file.... MASTER MENUPROF ) * NOTE NOTE NOTE - the supplied profiles will almost certainly need * edited to your particular requirements or to reflect the availability * or otherwise of other supporting packages. * * THE BASIC MENU SYSTEM...... * MENUSYS LICENSE * * License agreement MENUSYS EXEC * * ONELINE VERSION OF MENUSYS EXEC MENUSYS XEDIT * * ONELINE VERSION OF MENUSYS XEDIT MENUSYS SOURCE * * SOURCE FOR MENUSYS EXEC MENUSYS SOURCEX * * SOURCE FOR MENUSYS XEDIT * * Source is PACKED via COPYFILE * * THE OPTIONAL FEATURES...... * SYSPROF MENUPROF * * MENU SYSTEM PROFILE ( EVERY MENU ) ( Note 1 ) MASTER MENUPROF * * MENU PROFILE ( ONE MENU ) ( Note 2 ) MASTER MENU * * A MENU OF PFKEYS ( points to a profile ) MASTER2 MENU * * A MENU OF PFKEYS ( no profile ) $SYNTAX HELPCMS * * USED BY MENUSYS XEDIT VIA HELPWIND MASTER NEWSFILE * * NEWS BROADCAST FILE MENUMSGS EXEC * * LIST THE MESSAGE LOG FILE * * ( When MSGLOG = YES is coded ) * MENUSYS BDF * * CMMOUSE BUTTON DEFINITION FILE MENUSYS MMM * * CMMOUSE MENU FILE * * ( For CMMOUSE users. Use ALMCOPY or similar * * to download to your CMMOUSE directory. ) * * * Note 1 - The WEEKNUM EXEC ( part of REMIND PACKAGE from VMTOOLS ) * is required to support the coded SYSPROF MENUPROF. * Edit if required to remove this dependency. * * Note 2 - The MONTH PACKAGE is required in order * to put a calendar on the screen under the control of * MASTER MENUPROF. Available from VMTOOLS. * Edit if required to remove this dependency. * * The MENULIST PACKAGE is required in order * to display a list of menus under the control of * MASTER MENUPROF. Available from VMTOOLS. * Edit if required to remove this dependency. * * The MEXAMPLE PACKAGE available from VMTOOLS gives more * SUPER TECHNICOLOUR examples of menu screens. Also shows how to mix * no-protect fields, into which you type input, with PFKeys. * * THE FOLLOWING ARE OPTIONAL....... * * ENDCMD PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS .. REQUIRED IF * MSGTRAP = YES SPECIFIED * or ENDCMD = YES SPECIFIED * IN A PROFILE * * MSGTRAP PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS .. REQUIRED IF * MSGTRAP = YES SPECIFIED * IN A PROFILE * * QUACC PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS .. REQUIRED IF * QACCESS = YES SPECIFIED * IN A PROFILE * * RXMATHFN PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS (For calculator function, * not required if * CALC = NO specified ) * * USAGE PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS (If diskwarn is specified * * HELPWIND PACKAGE FROM VMTOOLS (If using NEWS facility) * * SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES MAY BE REALISED BY THE FOLLOWING * INCLUDED IN YOUR PROFILE EXEC...... * * EXECLOAD MENUSYS EXEC * .....SP4+ ONLY * EXECLOAD MENUSYS XEDIT * SP4+ ONLY * * NEW RELEASES..... * * 25/Jul/89 1.0 Released to VMTOOLS. * 28/Jul/89 1.1 MENUSYS EXEC - added DEFAULT as a possible frame * colour. * 12/Apr/90 1.2 Removed dependency on CALLER PACKAGE from VMTOOLS. * Now uses standard CMS GLOBALV calls. * 17/Apr/90 1.3 Warn user of a GLOBALV INIT. * 17/Apr/90 1.4 Rebuild GLOBALV pointers after an INIT. * Transparent to user other than screen blinking. * Fixed a problem with FASTPATH display when some keys * on screen were not allocated. * Fixed a problem when key had a title but no action. * 06/Jun/90 1.5 Removed comment on CALLER PACKAGE from MENUSYS SOURCE. * Documentation change only, no change in function. * 28/Jun/90 1.6 Very long PFKey titles could cause a program check. * Now fixed. * 29/Jun/90 1.7 Strip input string before passing to CMS. This fixed a * problem with some ( badly written ) Rexx execs. * 12/Jul/90 1.8 Fixed a filemode problem when linking a disk. * 19/Feb/91 1.9 Allow any key to be a QUIT key via the PFKQUIT option. * To set PFKey 3 as a QUIT key, in addition to PFKey 12, * code PFKQUIT = 3 in your profile. In the menu file set * the title for PFKey 3 to reflect whatever description * is appropriate for an exit key. Leave the action field * blank ( see EXAMPLE MENUPROF & EXAMPLE MENU for an * example of setting PFKey 3 ). * 08/Apr/91 1.10 Changle HACSLINK to RZLINK ( new European Corporate VM * standard link tool ). * 15/May/91 1.11 Removed RZLINK commands, substituted own internal code * for linking disks. * 23/May/91 1.12 Suppressed disk linkage messages. * 10/Dec/91 1.13 Corrected a problem in disk linkage code. * 01/Feb/93 1.14 Fixed call to 'TIME' function under ESA 1.1. * 23/Mar/93 1.15 Added CMMOUSE support. * 08/Jul/93 1.16 Added LICENSE file and copyright statements. * 18/Aug/93 1.17 Changed WINDHELP call to be HELPWIND. * HELPWIND PACKAGE now available from VMTOOLS. * 09/Sep/93 1.18 BDF & MMM renamed to BDFBIN & MMMBIN. * Added IDMSG to MSGINFO parameter. * Added ability to HILIGHT LAST PFKEY pressed. * Added ability to HILIGHT LAST PFKEY TITLE pressed. * See MASTER MENUPROF for an example. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * MASTER MENUPROF * Renamed.... * MENUSYS BDF to BDFBIN * MENUSYS MMM to MMMBIN * 25/Oct/93 1.19 Allow selection by cursor. * Allow selection by marking a topic. * Changed idmsg from IDENTIFY to CP QUERY USERID. * Added sysidmsg which uses IDENTIFY. * Added usage stats. * Added NULLEXEC option. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCE * MENUSYS EXEC * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * MASTER MENUPROF * 18/Nov/93 1.20 Fixed usage stats. * Added a synonym to allow immediate exit from all menu * levels ( type END on command line ). * Cursor tracks a PFKey action except when cursor is on * the command line. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCE * MENUSYS EXEC * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * SYSPROF MENUPROF * * 07/Dec/93 1.21 Leave cursor on command line when it is already there. * Quit immediately when quit key pressed. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * * 05/Jan/94 1.22 Fix for command line on top of screen. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * * 07/Feb/94 1.23 Fixed problem which occurred when BOTH a pfkey AND the * command line were selected. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * * 16/Feb/94 1.24 Renamed MMBIN to MMM and BDFBIN to BDF. * * 08/Jun/94 1.25 Ignore a blank in a selection line. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT * * 26/Aug/94 1.26 Position cursor properly after "news" window. * Changed.... * MENUSYS SOURCEX * MENUSYS XEDIT