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Microsoft KB Archive/38890

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In EGA 43-Line Mode, COBOL 3.0 Compiler Returns to Line 25

PSS ID Number: Q38890 Article last modified on 04-20-1993

3.00 | 3.00 MS-DOS | OS/2

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft COBOL for MS-DOS and OS/2, version 3.0

Summary: The IBM EGA and VGA graphics adapters support a 43-line display. If the prompt is past line 25, the Microsoft COBOL Version 3.0 Compiler will only return to line 25 when a compile job is finished. Any previous information located on line 25 will consequently be overwritten and difficult to read. At this point, it is best to issue a CLS command in MS-DOS to clear the screen and avoid overwriting more lines (if any) after line 25. Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Version 3.0. This problem is corrected by Version 3.0a of the Microsoft COBOL Compiler. This was not a problem with earlier versions of the Microsoft COBOL Compiler.

Additional reference words: 3.00 Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.