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  • Closing a window
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Opens a non-modal sibling window. OpenSister is also used to:
  • define the position of the sibling window,
  • pass parameters to the sibling window.
The following operations are performed when OpenSister is called:
  • the event "Global declarations" of the sibling window is run,
  • running the initialization events of the controls (the order is undefined),
  • running the processes following the call to OpenSister of calling window,
  • displaying the sibling window.
Remark: By default, the sibling window keeps focus once it is opened.
// Open the sibling window named "EDT_EditWindow"
// without positioning and without passing parameters
OpenSister(WIN_EditWindow)
Syntax

Opening a sibling window Hide the details

OpenSister(<Window name> [, <Parameter 1> [... [, <Parameter N>]]])
<Window name>: Character string
  • Name of sibling window to open.
  • Name and full path of sibling window (".WDW" file) to open.
<Parameter 1>: Type of value sent to the window (optional)
First parameter that will be passed to the "Global declarations" event of the window to open. This parameter is passed by value and is considered a variable global to the window.
This parameter cannot correspond to an array variable (arrays can only be passed by reference).
<Parameter N>: Type of value sent to the window (optional)
Nth parameter that must be passed to the "Global declarations" event of the window to open. This parameter is passed by value and is considered a variable global to the window.
This parameter cannot correspond to an array variable (arrays can only be passed by reference).

Opening a sibling window while defining its position and its display level Hide the details

OpenSister(<Window name [ + <Level>]> [, <Parameter 1> [... [, <Parameter N>]]])
<Window name [ + <Level>]>: Character string
Used to specify:
  • the window to open (<Window name>). This parameter can correspond to:
    • Name of sibling window to open.
    • Name and full path of sibling window (".WDW" file) to open.
    By default, the window is displayed according to the position defined in the editor. You can define the display position of the window. The window name is completed by the window display coordinates when opened. This parameter has the following format:
    "[<Alias>] = <Window name> [, <Y>, <X>]"

    where:
    • <Alias>: alias of the window if the same window is opened several times.
    • <Window name>: name of sibling window to open.
    • <Y>: window display vertical coordinate (in pixels, relative to the upper-left corner of the screen or parent window).
    • <X>: window display horizontal coordinate (in pixels, relative to the upper-left corner of the screen or parent window).
    Remark: The coordinates are ignored if the window is defined as centered in the editor.
    It is recommended to use WinSize to change the position of a window.
  • the window display level (<Level>):
    AboveWindow opened above all its sibling windows.
    AboveAllWindow opened above all the other windows (including the windows of other applications).
    Remark: If two windows are opened with the same constant (Above or AboveAll), the second window will be opened above the first one.
    It is recommended to use WinStatus to change the display level of a window.
<Parameter 1>: Type of value sent to the window (optional)
First parameter that will be passed to the "Global declarations" event of the window to open. This parameter is passed by value and is considered a variable global to the window.
This parameter cannot correspond to an array variable (arrays can only be passed by reference).
<Parameter N>: Type of value sent to the window (optional)
Last parameter that will be passed to the "Global declarations" event of the window to open. This parameter is passed by value and is considered a variable global to the window.
This parameter cannot correspond to an array variable (arrays can only be passed by reference).
Remarks

Parameters passed to the sibling window to open

The parameters are retrieved in the event "Global declarations" of the window. Simply write the following line of code at the start:
PROCEDURE <Window name>(<Parameter1> [, <Parameter2> [, ...]])
These parameters are passed by value and not by reference.
For more details, see Window with parameters.

Window opening mode

The window is opened in non-modal mode:
  • the parent window remains the current window.
  • once the sibling window is opened, the processes following the call to OpenSister in the calling window are run.
  • the user will have the ability to click one of the parent windows of current window.

Opening the same window several times

  • If the same window is opened several time, we recommend that you use an alias. This alias is used to differentiate between each window.
  • The position of the calling window (relative to the screen or to the sibling window) is chosen when the window is described in the editor. If the same window is opened several times (with an alias), the display positions must be modified at each opening (otherwise the windows will be stacked).
  • The number of windows that can be opened simultaneously depends on the available memory.

Closing a window

A window opened with OpenSister can be closed with Close (without parameters) from any event:
  • of the window,
  • of a window control.
Component: wd280obj.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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