6.2 The + in Pop-up Windows

When you place a browse list in a pop-up window, a "+" sign may appear to indicate that more details follow on the next page. The processing involved is identical to that used for full size IBM i screen formats.

You should be aware of the existence and location of the "+" sign as it is very easy to create browse lists that overlay its attribute bytes or overlay it entirely.

If the bottom right hand corner of a pop-up window that contained a browse list was examined, the "+" sign would be located:

 

              DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDD    :

              DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDD    :

              DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDD    :

              DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDD    :

              DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDDDDDDD  DDDDDDDD  + :

                   <messages>                           :

                   <function key line 1>                :

                   <function key line 2>                :

              ..........................................:

 

If you move the last field in the list one space to the right, its attribute byte will overlay the attribute byte of the "+" sign. This is okay, and everything will work okay, but the "+" sign will lose its high intensity attribute and its color.

If you move the last field in the list two spaces to the right (which is the limit to which you can move it), its attribute byte will overlay the actual "+" sign. This is okay, and everything will still work okay, but the "+" sign will not appear in the window.