Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
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/* DvpEdit */
/* */
/* DvpEdit is copyright (c) 1991, Daniel J. Bodoh and Richard Reiner. It */
/* may be distributed freely, but only if no fee other than a small */
/* copying fee is charged. It may not be sold, or included with any */
/* product that is sold, and may be distributed only in unmodified form. */
/* In particular, DvpEdit must be distributed with no files added to or */
/* removed from the distribution archive file. */
/* */
/* Source may be made available upon request. DvpEdit is built with */
/* Microsoft C 5.1 and the TCXL libraries. */
/* */
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/*
* FILE: dvpedit.htx
* DESCRIPTION:
* Help text
* HISTORY:
* 8 Sep 1991 RjR Started writing
* 21 Sep 1991 Released 0.9Beta
* 8 Oct 1991 Released 0.9Beta2
* 20 Oct 1991 Released 1.0
*
* REQUIRES:
* TCXL 5.52
*/


*B 1,Help Index
Help Index
~~~~~~~~~~
This is the Help Index. All help pages are accessible from here. Select
a topic with the cursor and press Enter, or click on a topic with the left
mouse button. Press Escape or click the right mouse button to leave the
help system.

Help topics:

^About DvpEdit^ ^Help on help^
^DVP file menu^ ^Open Window menu^
^Added fields^ ^Standard fields^
^Valid field values^ ^Editing keys^
^Saving^ ^Command line options^
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*B 2,About DvpEdit
About DvpEdit
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DvpEdit is copyright (c) 1991, Daniel J. Bodoh and Richard Reiner. It may
be distributed freely, but only if no fee other than a small copying fee is
charged. It may not be sold, or included with any product that is sold, and
may be distributed only in unmodified form.

DvpEdit is a replacement for DESQview's Change a Program command: it allows
you to create and edit DESQview Program Information (DVP) files. It does
everything Change a Program can, and in addition:

þ provides superior field editing and context-sensitive help
þ provides access to DVP fields which Change a Program conceals
þ can edit DVP files which are not on DESQview's Open Window menu
þ can edit DVP files which are not named xx-PIF.DVP
þ can be run from the command line

DvpEdit was cowritten by Daniel J. Bodoh, who wrote the nitty-gritty stuff,
and Richard Reiner, who did the user interface and most of the documentation.
The user interface relies heavily on the TCXL User Interface Development
System, (c) 1991 IDC.

^Help Index^
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*B 3,Editing Keys
Editing and movement keys
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CursorLeft, CursorRight: Movement within the current field
Home, End: Beginning, end of field
CursorUp, CursorDown, Tab, Shift-Tab: Movement between fields
Control-CursorLeft, Control-CursorRight: Word left, right

Control-Home, Control-End: First, last field
Backspace, Control-Backspace: Delete character, word to the left
Insert: Toggle insert mode
Delete: Delete character at cursor
Control-R, Control-_: Restore field to original contents
Control-U, Control-K: Delete to end of field
Alt-Backspace: Delete to end of screen
Control-Enter: Save data and exit
Escape: Quit without saving

Note: you cannot use Control-Enter to leave the edit screen if one or more
fields contain invalid values. In this case, an error message will appear,
and you will not be allowed to exit.

^Help Index^ ^Valid field values^ ^Added fields^ ^Standard fields^
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*B 4,Added fields
Fields present in DvpEdit which are not editable in Change a Program
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Max keypolls: The number of tests for keyboard input in one clock
tick the program should be allowed before it is forced
to give up the remainder of its time slice. Default
(blank) means the program is never suspended before
its slice ends. See the manual for usage details.

For those of you who have been using DVKPOLL.SHR:
since what DVKPOLL does is the equivalent of setting
this value to a small number, there is no need to use
DVKPOLL if you set this value in DvpEdit.

Start hidden: If Yes, the program is started hidden. Due to the way
DESQview interprets this setting, programs started
hidden in this way cannot later be unhidden.

Start in background: If Yes, the program is started in the background.

^Help Index^ ^Standard fields^ ^Valid field values^ ^Editing keys^
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*B 5,Standard fields
Standard DVP fields
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All the fields in DvpEdit except ``Max keypolls'', ``Start hidden'', and
`Start in background'' are also present in DESQview's Change a Program.

Please see the DESQview manuals, or DESQview's help on Change a Program,
for more information on these fields.

Future versions of DvpEdit will incorporate full help on these fields.

^Help Index^ ^Added fields^ ^Valid field values^ ^Editing keys^
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*B 6,Saving
Saving the DVP file
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You are being asked to confirm the name under which the DVP file you have
edited will be saved. Alter the filename if you wish, and then press Enter
or click the left mouse button to save; or press Escape or click the right
mouse button to quit without saving.

^Help Index^
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*B 7,Open Window menu
Picking a DVP file from the Open Window menu
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DvpEdit is simulating DESQview's Open Window menu, so that you may pick a
DVP file to edit based on its menu entry. To select an item, move your
cursor to it using the cursor keys and then press Enter, or click on it
with the left mouse button, or type its Open Window keys. Press Escape or
click the right mouse button to abort.

If there are more items than will fit on one screen, the list can be
scrolled with CursorUp and CursorDown, and PageUp and PageDown.

^Help Index^
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*B 8,DVP file menu
Picking a DVP file by name
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DvpEdit is displaying a list of DVP files, so that you may pick a DVP file
to edit. To select a file, move your cursor to it using the cursor keys
(or type the first letter of the name for faster movement) and then press
Enter, or click on the entry with the left mouse button. Press Escape or
click the right mouse button to abort.

If there are more items than will fit on one screen, the list can be
scrolled with CursorUp and CursorDown, and PageUp and PageDown.

^Help Index^
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*B 9,Command line options
Command line options
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DvpEdit accepts the following options on the command line:

-b Don't make a backup copy of the DVP file. Backups are named with the
filename of the DVP file with the extension changed to ``.BAK'', and
are placed in the same directory as the DVP file.

-dpath Path of the DESQview system directory. This must be specified if
the environment variable DV is not set to the DESQview system directory,
and the DESQview system directory is neither ``C:\DV'' nor on the PATH.

-hpath Path to the help file, DVPEDIT.HLP. If this is not specified, the
help file is sought in the directory in which DVPEDIT.EXE resides.

-m Use alternate mouse handling. Without -m, DvpEdit provides a true
free-roaming mouse cursor. If -m is specified, however, mouse movements
are treated as one or more presses of the cursor keys. This is provided
mostly as a workaround for a minor problem (see the ``BUGS'' section of
the manual for details), but some users may prefer it.
*P
Command line options, continued
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-o Present the user with a list closely resembling DESQview's Open Window
menu, from which she may choose a DVP file to edit based on its
description and Open Window keys.

-s Assume that resides in the DESQview system directory.
Ignored if -o is specified.

-? Print a short help message about these command line options.

The name or Open Window keys of the file to edit. If
is one or two characters long, it is taken to be the Open Window keys
of the desired DVP file, and an attempt is made to load the file named
by appending ``-PIF.DVP'' (if is two characters long) or
``_-PIF.DVP'' (if is one character long) to .
Otherwise, a filename is formed by appending ``.DVP'' to if
necessary, and an attempt is made to laod that.

To edit a DVP file with a one or two character name, specify the ``.DVP''
extension explicitly.
*P
Command line options, continued
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If is not specified, a list of all the DVP files in the
current directory (or in the DESQview system directory if -s is
specified) is presented from which the user may select a DVP file to
edit, unless -o is specified, in which case a simulation of the Open
Window menu is presented.

^Help Index^
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*B 10,Valid field values
Valid field values
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Some fields must simply be non-empty. These are Program name for menu,
Script buf, and Keys. Parameters, Directory, Shared Program, and Data may
contain any text at all (including none). Y/N fields may be left blank only
if marked ``Y/N/blank''.

Other fields have required ranges of values and/or special conditions:

Min memory: 1-999 Max memory: 0-999, >= Min mem
Max exp memory: 0-9999 or blank System memory: 0-999

Max height, width: 0-127 Starting ht, wdth: 0-127, <= Max h,w
Starting row, col: 0-127, <= Max h,w Script buf: 0-32702

Text pages: 1-9 (if Max ht is not 25 or Max wdth is not 80, 1 only)
Graphics pages: 0-9 Initial mode 2-22 hex or blank
Max key polls: 0-65535 Protection level: 0-3
Keyboard conflict: 0-F hex Interrupts: 0-FF hex, last >= first

^Help Index^ ^Added fields^ ^Standard fields^ ^Editing keys^
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*B 11,Help on help
Help on help
~~~~~~~~~~~~
DvpEdit's help system is context sensitive. This means that when you press
F1, the help key, DvpEdit guesses what help page to show you based on what
you are currently doing.

Help pages contain live cross-references to related pages (the highlighted
items at the bottom). Right now the only cross-reference is one to the
``Help Index'', which is explained below. If you position the cursor on a
cross-reference and press ENTER or click with the mouse, you will be shown
a help page on that topic.

Some help topics contain more than one screen of information. You can move
between the pages using the PageUp and PageDown keys. ``PgUp'' or ``PgDn''
will appear on the bottom edge of the help window to indicate that pressing
that key will show you another screen. You can also click on the PgUp or
PgDn indicator with the left mouse button. Notice that PgDn is shown right
now, indicating that there is more information on the help system on the
next screen.

^Help Index^
*P
Help on help, continued
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A special cross-reference, present on every page, takes you to the Help
Index, a help page from which you can go directly to any other help page by
means of more cross-references. Notice that this is there right now.

You can press ESC or click on the ``Quit'' indicator on the bottom edge of
the help window at any time to leave the help system.

^Help Index^
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Archive   : DVPED10.ZIP
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