WINDOW DISPLAY

Controls the display of windows on the screen.

Syntax

WINDOW DISPLAY [window] [EXPOSE|HIDE]

Parameters

window

Window can be
name
The name of an open window. The software looks up the value of name in the currently accessed directories in the usual way. A compiled command using name contains the unambiguous name of the window (including a reference to an application directory) that was found at compile time.
(expr )
A character string, or an expression that evaluates to a character string, that is to be used at run time as a window object name. The parentheses must be entered.
A compiled command using (expr) can refer to many windows, at the risk of encountering an ambiguous window name (i.e., no directory specified when versions of the window are available in two or more directories).
If neither name nor (expr) is specified, the current window is assumed.

EXPOSE

Specifies that the window is to be displayed over any other active windows already on the screen. This is the default.

HIDE

Specifies that the window is to be displayed beneath any other active windows already on the screen.

Comments

The WINDOW DISPLAY command enables an application program to lift a particular window atop other active windows (using EXPOSE) or to drop the window below all other active windows (using HIDE).

An application user can also lift a window by interacting with it.

Example

To display the window wHelp underneath the other active windows:

window display wHelp hide

 

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