Number: 923

Date:  2-May-84 12':27':32

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: New': Attached Prompt Windows added to ATTACHEDWINDOW

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Description: '
Date': 13 Apr 84 15':42 PST'
Subject': Attached Prompt Windows'
To': LispCore↑'
cc': LispFriends↑'
With the increasing popularity of the attached prompting and status windows used by Lafite and now Tedit, it seemed like time to have ATTACHEDWINDOW provide promptwindows more directly, both for the convenience of the caller, and so that applications sharing a window can agree on its prompt window.  Hence, there are two new functions in the ATTACHEDWINDOW package (see below).  These will be in the next loadup.  Tedit and Lafite will soon be converted to use them.  Updated documentation on <LispCore>Library>'
Returns the attached prompt window associated with MAINWINDOW, creating it if necessary.  The window is always attached to the top of MAINWINDOW, has DSPSCROLL set to T, and has a PAGEFULLFN of NILL to inhibit page holding.  The window is at least #LINES lines high (default 1); if a pre-existing window is shorter than that, it is reshaped to make it large enough.  FONT is the font to give the prompt window (defaults to the font of MAINWINDOW), and applies only when the window is first created.'
Detaches the attached prompt window, if any, associated with MAINWINDOW, and closes it.'
There are some glitches in this; notably, if the prompt window is not the topmost window of an attachedwindow group and you ask for a bigger prompt window.  But I thought it important to get people the interface and worry later about exceptional behavior that attachedwindow has never handled very well.'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 16-Aug-84 13':19':06


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In/By: Harmony


System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Window System



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Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Closed

Problem Type: Design - Impl

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