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  • Mike Doty
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    As info, the WIDTH statement was needed on some laptops.
    If this is a commercial program it might be advisable to put
    in an option to execute the statement (if needed.)


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    [This message has been edited by Mike Doty (edited August 12, 2007).]

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  • Emil Menzel
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    To find the value of pbvScrn you could simply use
    PRINT pbvScrn or X=pbvScrn. Alternatively, see below.

    p. 179 of the PB User's guide (manual) lists the graphics commands as:
    setup commands SCREEN, WINDOW,WIDTH,VIEW,COLOR & PALETTE
    drawing commands CIRCLE,DRAW,GET,LINE,PAINT,PMAP,POINT,PRESET,PSET,PUT

    I will not swear that the list is exhaustive. Also, some of the commands
    such as SCREEN, COLOR, VIEW & WIDTH might have a non-graphics use.
    So, especially if your program includes numerous INCLUDE files it might
    be easier to have the program periodically poll the value of pbvScrn,
    rather than you yourself doing a word-search on all commands, in every
    file. For example, periodically call this function:


    FUNCTION CheckScreenMode
    STATIC X%, Count%
    IF Count%=0 then X%=666 'on first call, force a print-out
    IF pbvScrn <> X% THEN
    X%=pbvScrn
    INCR Count
    PRINT "You are now in SCREEN mode ";X%
    IF Count% > 1 THEN PRINT "Number of mode changes = ";Count%
    END IF
    FUNCTION=X%
    END SUB


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  • Fred Lampart
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    originally posted by mike doty:
    try width 80,25 http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ead.php?t=1499

    mike,

    see my reply to emil. the problem i had was caused by using a screen
    statement > 0.

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  • Fred Lampart
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    Will check again to be sure all the above program elements I'm
    pulling together with INCLUDE statements have all been changed.


    Emil,

    I found a Screen statement that I had not set to zero per your
    recommendation. After doing so my problem (program reverting to full
    screen mode) went away.

    Thanks a lot for the help...

    P.S. I'm still going to look into using the internal PB variable to
    learn more about them.

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  • Fred Lampart
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    Originally posted by Emil Menzel:
    >I do use a Paint statement

    If PAINT works, you are using a graphics screen. And if you
    are using graphics in PBDOS, you will always get full screen display
    (unless there's a third-party solution to change that).

    There is an internal PB variable (see Help, or manual) that you can
    check, to see what screen you are in, if for any reason you don't know.

    SCREEN is the statement that determines text/graphics ; its default is
    text. So check your code for a SCREEN statement. There must be one,
    and it must be non-zero, at least by my reckoning. You should be able to
    get a Windows box rather than full screen if you use SCREEN 0 -- and an
    error message for any graphics command.


    I just remmed out my program's Paint statements and have searched and
    for and replaced Screen Statements >0 with Screen 0 but the
    program still reverts to a full screen mode at execution.

    Will check again to be sure all the above program elements I'm
    pulling together with INCLUDE statements have all been changed.

    I've found the Internal PB Variable (pbvScrnMode)you referred to
    but am a little a fuzzy on on how to find its value. Manual time...

    If I've already made all the above referenced changes correctly,
    I've got to assume there are other graphics statements within
    my program forcing it into the graphics mode.

    Is there a list anywhere of All graphics ststements? Checking
    the manual statement by statement is going to be big job.


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  • Mike Doty
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    try width 80,25 http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ead.php?t=1499

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  • Emil Menzel
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    >I do use a Paint statement

    If PAINT works, you are using a graphics screen. And if you
    are using graphics in PBDOS, you will always get full screen display
    (unless there's a third-party solution to change that).

    There is an internal PB variable (see Help, or manual) that you can
    check, to see what screen you are in, if for any reason you don't know.

    SCREEN is the statement that determines text/graphics ; its default is
    text. So check your code for a SCREEN statement. There must be one,
    and it must be non-zero, at least by my reckoning. You should be able to
    get a Windows box rather than full screen if you use SCREEN 0 -- and an
    error message for any graphics command.


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  • Fred Lampart
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    Originally posted by Arthur Gomide:
    Properties -> Program -> Normal Window

    Arthur,
    I apologize for not responding earlier but I was under the mistaken
    impression that I had requested email notification of a response but
    I hadn't.

    The "Normal Window" choice was already selected in the Run
    field of my executable file.

    Any other suggestions/tips?


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  • Fred Lampart
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    Originally posted by Laurence Jackson:
    Is your program switching to a graphics mode? Can only run text mode in a Window.

    Laurence,
    Really sorry I haven't replied earlier. Thought that I had
    requested email notification when someone responded but I had
    not.

    What code in my program would cause a switch to graphics mode?

    I've turned off the Bitmap option and switched to (i.e. applied)
    the Truefonts option in the executable file but the screen still
    reverts to full screen when the program runs.

    BTW; I don't draw anything (circles, etc.) but I do use a Paint statement
    to fill in an enclosed area.

    F. Lampart



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  • Arthur Gomide
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    Properties -> Program -> Normal Window

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    Arthur Gomide
    "If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture." -- Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder

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  • Laurence Jackson
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    Is your program switching to a graphics mode? Can only run text mode in a Window.

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    - LJ

    [This message has been edited by Laurence Jackson (edited July 25, 2007).]

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  • Fred Lampart
    started a topic Full Screen Output Problem

    Full Screen Output Problem

    Need a little help...

    I'm not able to get a Window (vs Full Screen) output screen to a
    a DOS program I've written.

    The Properties Screen Usage tab has the Windows Usage option
    checked (not the Full Screen option) in the executable I created
    but whenever the program is run the screen output defaults to a
    full screen.

    Could something in my compiled program code be over-riding the
    selected "Windows"option?

    I'm compiling within PB 3.0b and am using Win XP.

    P.S. Although its probably not related, when I try running the
    program in Vista, I get an error message that Vista can not run
    in Full screen mode.

    Too many problems, too little time


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