17.7 Sizing RDML Windows
All windows presented by DISPLAY and REQUEST RDML commands are sizable. This means that you can stretch or shrink the window into any size or shape that you desire.
The stretching and shrinking process is performed in the usual manner by positioning the cursor on the window border (until a double headed arrow appears) and then holding down the left mouse button while moving the window border in or out as desired.
When using this facility you should be aware of the following:
- The window shape that you select will be remembered and used for all following DISPLAY and REQUEST commands.
- Pop-up windows resulting from RDML POP_UP commands are sized and positioned relative to the shape of your basic full window.
- Text and field information is presented in all windows relative to your basic full window. If your basic window is too narrow your entry fields may be too short and textual information may be truncated. In this case, stretch your basic window so that it is wider. If your basic window is too short, then font details may not be shown or may overlap other fields. In this case stretch your basic window so that it is longer.
- Generally the size of the window that you select must be related to the font that you are using. If you are using a large font (size 10 or larger) then you must use larger windows. If you are using a small font (size 8 or smaller) then you can use smaller windows.