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How to Create a Screen with a User-Defined Title

ID: Q105280

2.00 2.50 2.50a | 2.50 2.50a

MS-DOS          | WINDOWS
  kbui

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 2.0, 2.5, and 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5 and 2.5a

SUMMARY

It is sometimes desirable to allow the user to specify a title for a screen using variables or other hard-coded values. You can do this by using generator directives in the screen setup code, as described below.

MORE INFORMATION

FoxPro for Windows

1. Create or modify an existing screen.

2. From the Screen menu, choose Layout. In the Title box, type the

   variable for the title that will be passed into the screen. The
   syntax for the title is:

      ~ title1

   NOTE: A tilde (~) MUST be entered before the variable for the
   title.

3. Choose the Code button. In the Screen Setup Code box, type the

   following code:

      #ITSEXPRESSION ~
      #SECTION1
      PARAMETER title1
      VARNAME=title1

4. Generate the screen with the name SCREEN1.SPR. 5. Run the screen by entering the following code in a program or in

   the Command window:

      title1=' My special screen title '
      DO Screen1.spr WITH title1

The screen will be displayed with whatever character expression is assigned to title1. If you have a memory variable (numeric) with a value of 1027, and you try either of these methods, you will get the literal string of the tilde and the memvar, not the substitution. To display the title properly, do the following:

1. In the Command window, type the following:

      USE tutorial\salesman
      CREATE SCREEN.

2. From the Screen menu, choose Quick Screen. 3. From the Screen menu, choose Layout. In the Name box, type "mytest"

   (without the quotation marks).

4. In the Screen Layout dialog box, choose the Code button, and type the

   following in the Setup Code box:

      mydate=1027
      modify window mytest title 'Title is '+alltrim(str(mydate))

FoxPro for MS-DOS 1. Create or modify an existing screen.

2. From the Screen menu, choose Screen Layout, and select Window. In

   the Title box, enter the variable for the title that will be passed
   into the screen. The syntax for the title is:

      ~ title1

   NOTE: A tilde (~) MUST be entered before the variable for the
   title.

3. Under Screen Code, select Setup, and then choose OK. In the Setup

   window, type the following code:

      #ITSEXPRESSION ~
      #SECTION1
      PARAMETER title1
      VARNAME=title1

4. Generate the screen with the name SCREEN1.SPR. 5. Run the screen by entering the following code in a program or in

   the Command window:

      title1=' My special screen title '
      DO Screen1.spr WITH title1

The screen will be displayed with whatever character expression is assigned to title1.

REFERENCES

"Developer's Guide," (MS-DOS), versions 2.0 and 2.5, pages D2-31 to D2-32

"Developer's Guide," (Windows), version 2.5, pages D2-38 to D2-40

Additional reference words: FoxDos FoxWin 2.00 2.50 2.50a

KBCategory:   kbui

KBSubcategory: FxenvMemory

Keywords          : kbcode FxenvMemory 
Version           : 2.00 2.50 2.50a | 2.50 2.50a
Platform          : MS-DOS WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: May 22, 1998
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