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: edit_box


Let the user type a line of text.     DCL Active Tile


This active tile displays an edit box tile that prompts the user to type a number or text. Text in the edit box is left-justified. The program appends the null character (\0) to the end of the string the user types. If an edit_limit is specified, and the specified character count is reached, all user entry other than backspace and delete are ignored.

Valid Attributes

: edit_box {

          action = "(string)";

          alignment = position;

          allow_accept = flag;

          edit_limit = int;

          edit_width = number;

          fixed_height = flag;

          fixed_width = flag;

          height = number;

          is_enabled = flag;

          is_tab_stop = flag;

          key = "string";

          label = "string";

          lower_only = flag;

          mnemonic = "char";

          password_char = "char";

          read_only = flag;

          upper_only = flag;

          value = "string";

          width = number;

}

Example

: edit_box {

          action = "(texted)";

          allow_accept = true;

          edit_limit = 31;

          key = "EB";

          label = "File name: ";

          mnemonic = "F";

          value = "drawing";

}     

NOTE

    • The label attribute defines the edit box's title; it is left-justified.
    • The value attribute holds the initial text displayed by the edit box; it is left-justified.
    • The following attributes are unique to the implementation of DCL included with progeCAD: lower_only, read_only, and upper_only.

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