[Coco] multiple windows on a screen in Basic09
devries.bob at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 00:01:25 EST 2010
How can you define a window in Basic09 without having opened a path to it in
the first place?
Should I try to run WCREATE from a shell inside my Basic09 programme?
Regards, Bob Devries
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Gault" <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] multiple windows on a screen in Basic09
> Bob Devries wrote:
>> Tim Fadden, you said:
>>> I think each window must have its own unique number. IE: /w1 /w2 /w3
>>> /w4 etc. Looks like you are defining /w1 twice.
>> Tim, that's *exactly* what I am trying to do. As per the manuals, I
>> should be able to put two windows onto the same screen, however, while
>> it appears to be possible using a shell script, it balks in Basic09.
>> Unfortunately, overlay windows can't be used, since they don't have
>> unique paths. You can't open two overlay windows on the screen, and
>> print to them separately. AFAIK, you need to close one, and print to the
>> one "lower window", and then re-open the next overlay window to print to
>> This may be do-able, but would incur a large overhead, I think.
>> Regards, Bob Devries
> 1) Each window must have a different number.
> 2) You can use DWSET on a window that is already open.
> Not sure if you want overlay windows or just windows small enough to fit
> on the same screen. Either way, you must define them before opening them.
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