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PCwindow is a hidden utility that remains resident in RAM, as an extension of DOS, until they system is re-booted. Provides user with 8 on-line utility functions.
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PCwindow is a hidden utility that remains resident in RAM, as an extension of DOS, until they system is re-booted. Provides user with 8 on-line utility functions.
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Cannon/Mill
Software
1985



PCwindow - Version 2.2 1985 All Rights Reserved.


PCwindow is a "hidden" utility program which remains resident in
RAM, as an extension of DOS, until the system is re-booted. This
program provides the user with 8 online hidden utility functions.
There are 5 windows available for access to the functions. Each of
the functions or windows can be accessed by entering a combination
of two keys. The keys used to display the windows and access the
functions are:

1) ALT-1 : Display the Time Window.

2) ALT-2 : Start the Elapse Timer. (The Time Window need not be
active for this function)
3) ALT-3 : Calculate Split Time. (The Time Window need not be
active for this function)
4) ALT-4 : Stop Elapse Timer. (The Time Window need not be
active for this function)
5) ALT-5 : Set Alarm. (The Time Window must be
active for this function)
6) ALT-5 : Set Color On/Off (The Help Window must be
active for this function)
7) ALT-6 : Display ASCII Table Window.

8) ALT-7 : Display NOTE PAD Window.

9) ALT-8 : Display PRINTER SETUP Window.

10) ALT-0 : Display HELP Window.


The following is a brief description of the windows and functions:

A) Time Window - (ALT-1)

Displays the Elapse Time, Split Time, Alarm Time, current
system date, and current system time.

B) Start Elapse Timer - (ALT-2)

This function starts or re-starts the Elapse timer which
has the format of HH:MM:SS.

C) Calculate Split Time - (ALT-3)

This function will calculate the Split time from the Elapse
timer in the format of HH:MM:SS.

D) Stop Elapse Timer - (ALT-4)

This function will stop the Elapse timer.

E) Set Alarm Time - (ALT-5)

This function will allow the user to set an Alarm time from
the Time Display Window. The Alarm time is in the format of
HH:MM:SS. If the Alarm time has been set a musical note
symbol will be displayed to the right of the Alarm time.

F) Set Color On/Off - (ALT-5)

This function will allow the user to turn the color off
if a color card with a black & white monitor is being used.

G) Display ASCII Table Window - (ALT-6)

This function displays a page of an ASCII table with ascii,
hex, display, and control values. The ASCII table can be
scrolled by using the PgUp, PgDn, Home, and End keys.

H) Display NOTE PAD Window - (ALT-7)

This function displays the NOTE PAD window and allows the
user to enter information. There are several sub-functions
available within the NOTE PAD Window.

ALT-R : Read an existing NOTE PAD file.
The user is prompted for a file name to be read.

ALT-W : Create a new NOTE PAD file.
The user is prompted for the file name to be created.

ESC key : This will exit the user from the file name prompt.

ALT-T : This will embed the current system TIME into the
text at the location of the cursor.

ALT-D : This will embed the current system DATE into the
text at the location of the cursor.

Editing Keys : Cursor movement keys, Home (to beginning of
current line), End (to end of current line),
Insert, Delete, Back Space, and Ctrl-End (to
erase to end of line)


I) Printer Window - (ALT-8)

This function will allow the user to send commands to
several printers to do line feeds, form feeds, set up
character sets, print size, quality, etc.

J) Help Window - (ALT-0)

This function will display a Help window showing the
available functions.


When one of the above functions is invoked, the application
currently executing will be interrupted. When the last Window
is removed from the screen the application will regain control.
Multiple Windows may appear on the screen at the same time, but
only one of any type window may be displayed. Windows are removed
from the screen in reverse order from which they were invoked.


PCwindow was written in assembler and traps the keyboard input.
Therefore, PCwindow may not work with other application which
trap the keyboard input. PCwindow is designed to allow additional
resident routines to be added. PCwindow includes common routines
for "windowing" and direct video memory I/O.


If you find the program useful a $10.00 fee is requested. If you
find this program interesting and would like to have a copy of the
source code, send $30.00 to:

Cannon/Mill Software
P.O. Box 10047
Columbia, Mo. 65205

Any comments or suggestions can be sent to the above address and
would be greatly appreciated.


RE-DISTRIBUTION:

Please feel free to distribute unmodified copies of this
program and documentation to others.

DISCLAIMER:
The authors of PCwindow do not guarantee the code or
execution of this product. This program is provided
"AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either expressed
or implied.
or implied.


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