12.7 SAA/CUA Help Text

When a user presses either the HELP key or the function key assigned to SAA/CUA help facility (usually F1) a window will appear that overlays the lower portion of the current panel as in this example:


 SAATEST               Example SAA/CUA test process                    
                                                                       
 Enter number of function required or place cursor on same line        
                                                                       
 _  1. Display workstation messages                                    
    2. Work with customers                                             
    3. Work with orders                                                
    4. Work with communication links                                   
      __________________________________________________________
     |                                                          |
     |  IIIIIIIIII         TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT        |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |  uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   |
     |                                                          |
     |  F2=Ex help F3=Exit F11=Index F12=Cancel F14=Messages    |
     |__________________________________________________________|
                                                                       
 MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 

 

 

Some points to notice about this HELP menu are:

 

Panel Component

Default Color

Other Attributes on Color Device

Attributes On Mono Device

Identifier

Blue

None

None

Title

Blue

None

None

Text

Green

None

None

Window border

Blue

None

None

Messages

White

None

High intensity

Function keys

Blue

None

None

 

 

When "Number" Style Menus Are Specified for the Partition


 SAATEST               Example SAA/CUA test process                    
                                                                       
 Enter number of function required or place cursor on same line        
                                                                       
 _  1. Display workstation messages                                    
    2. Work with customers                                             
    3. Work with orders                                                
    4. Work with communication links                                   
  ______________________________________________________________
 |                                                              |
 | HELP_INDEX                   HELP Index                      |
 | Enter number of desired topic or put cursor on same line     |
 | and press enter                                              |
 |                                                   More:  +   |
 |  __ 1  Process - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     2  Function - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     3  Function - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     4  Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     5  Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     6  Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |     7  Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   |
 |                                                              |
 |    F2=Ex help   F3=Exit  F12=Cancel  F14=Messages            |
 |______________________________________________________________| 

 MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 

 

When "Cursor" Style Menus Are Specified for the Partition

 


 SAATEST        Example SAA/CUA test process      03/03/89 12:00:00 
                                                                       
 Place cursor on same line as required function and press enter        
                                                                       
  Display workstation messages                                         
  Work with customers                                                  
  Work with orders                                                     
  Work with communication links                                        
 _______________________________________________________________
|                                                               |
|  HELP_INDEX                   HELP Index                      |
|  Place cursor on same line as desired topic and press enter   |
|                                                 More:  +      |
|   Process - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Function - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Function - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|   Field - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         |
|                                                               |
|  F2=Ex help  F3=Exit  F12=Cancel  F14=Messages                |
|_______________________________________________________________|
                                                                       
 MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM