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more on framework question
>From previous mails
I used define-program-framework to create a menu-driven application on our
color screen. In Genera 7.2, all I had to do was to use the :superior
keyword in the call as shown below:
-> :system-menu t
:superior (color:find-color-screen :createp t)
Add :system-menu t then try the command processor command "Select Activity Test"
which allows you specify on what sheet (screen) the output is to appear on.
P. Paine commented:
===> I think grisius may be missing the point.
What if I simply want the frame to live under the color screen. I don't
want it in the system menu and I don't want the user to have to type
"Select Activity Test".
CORRECT, I DON'T WANT THE USER HAVE TO TYPE "SELECT ACTIVITY TEST". OF COURSE,
I CAN WRITE A COMMAND (A LA SI:COM-SELECT-ACTIVITY..) AND PUT AT THE END OF THE
FILE SO THAT FRAME WILL ALWAYS GO TO THE COLOR SCREEN.
What does .
:superior (color:find-color-screen :create-p t)
THE OPTION :SUPERIOR IS SUPPOSED TO FIND WHAT SCREEN IS DEFINED AS THE PARENT
SCREEN AND USE THAT RATHER THAN THE DEFAULT (WHICH IS ALWAYS THE B&W MONITOR).
THIS OPTION WORKED VERY WELL IN 7.2, BUT OBVIOUSLY IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED IN
8.0 (OR IN SOME OTHER FASHION).
THE WORKAROUND grisius HAS SUGGESTED IS ACCEPTABLE, BUT I STILL WANT TO KNOW
WHY :SUPERIOR OPTION WAS REMOVED.
I'd like to thank P. Paine for his comments.