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There are four commands which are accepted by *Message:
The StrongED_OpenDoc message is used to load a file into StrongED.
The StrongED_OpenView message is used to create additional views on a text which has been opened by StrongED_OpenDoc. It always relates to the last StrongED_OpenDoc message received.
You can store the messages in an obey file by prefixing each line with 'Message'. Which is a *command implemented by the Dialogue module that comes with StrongED. It's purpose is to convert the remainder of the line into a Wimp message that's then sent to StrongED.
Both messages understand the following parameters:
|-x0||<num>||x coordinate of top left corner|
|-y0||<num>||y coordinate of top left corner|
|-w||<num>||width of a view|
|-h||<num>||height of a view|
|-scrollx||<num>||x scroll offset|
|-scrolly||<num>||y scroll offset|
|-wordwrap||if present, word wrap is on|
|-charwrap||if present, character wrap is on|
|-autowrap||if present, auto wrap is on|
|-wrap||<num>||wrap width of view in characters|
|-iconised||if present, view is iconised (actually it's hidden)|
|-offset||<num>||cursor offset in bytes from start of text|
|-ftyp||<num>||3 digit hex filetype of file displayed in view|
|-readonly||if present, text is write-protected|
|-mode||<name>||mode used in the view|
|-m1||<num>||mark position 1, offset from start of text|
|-m2||<num>||mark position 2, offset from start of text|
|-m3||<num>||mark position 3, offset from start of text|
|-m4||<num>||mark position 4, offset from start of text|
For example, the following will insert the current date at the start of a view: StrongED_ExecCmds StartOfText DateAndTime("%CE%YR-%M3-%DY") Newline
You can either prefix the line with 'Message' and put it in an obey file (see Loading files from a list) or send it directly from an application by building a message block and passing it to StrongED.
The message block should have the following format:
|+0||message length (rounded up to a multiple of 4)|
|+4||handle of sender (filled out by Wimp)|
|+8||my ref (filled out by Wimp)|
|+12||your ref (should be 0 as it's the original message)|
|+16||message code, &43B00|
|+20||message data, StrongED_ExecCmds <list of commands>|
If you want to execute lots of commands then you can put them in a file and send the message StrongED_ExecFile with the path of the file as its argument. StrongED will then execute all the commands in the file.
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