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10. Miscellaneous

We find here various commands.

10.1 (74) Listen dialogid state

This directive tells if a given dialog is enabled or not. The back-end only send this directive to change the state of a dialog. A disabled dialog is not clickable. It may have a special appearance (gray out) and a special mouse cursor, showing it is inactive.

A dialog generally becomes inactive when an associated sub-dialog is presented. There is a modal relation between the two. Until the user quit from the sub-dialog, the original dialog is not listening. Disabling the dialog make this obvious for the user (mouse click have no effect).

The dialogid is the path of the dialog (main-0.form.dialog1). It is possible to effectivly disable sub-areas of a larger dialog. This is generally done for MDI like application using several notebook page to present various dialogs.

The state is either 0 to disable the dialog or 1 to enable it. A newly created dialog (Form, Mainform) is enabled by default.

10.2 (75) Prefsubmenu

This is a hook to let the front-end insert its own preference menu in the menubar. This is only sent while creating the menu bar generally just before sending the help menu bar.

10.3 (76) Show form-id val

This either show a mainform or hide it. val may be either 1 to show it or 0 to hide it.

This may be used at any time on a form to toggle its presentation on the screen. In general, this is used in combination with the $nopopup=1 extra parameter sent with the End directive.

The End directive as the side effect of showing the form. The nopopup delay the presentation until the Show directive is sent.


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