Running Line Mode Applications With a Full Screen Manager
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a technique allowing an asynchronous line mode application to utilize the features of a screen management facility. This provides an asynchronous session routine that is consistent for an entire application. This consistency requires a help facility, consistent use of the keyboard (insert, delete, erase to end of field, etc.), a message line and the same screen design. The preferred method is to use the same screen management facility (the IBM EZ-VU program, for example). However, the services of the facility are not designed for routines which receive their screen information one byte at a time for an undetermined amount of time. The following steps can be implemented to utilize the screen management facility. 1.