[futurebasic] Window Islands

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From: MCB1985@...
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 18:08:22 EDT
Hello everyone...

I still consider myself a beginner, and this seems like a simple question, 
but I can't figure it out. Maybe somebody can help.

I have two windows being used in the program. The one in the background has 
an edit field. I need to get text from that edit field that is in the 
background. Is there a way to get that info from the Window 1 without making 
it active? I've just tried doing...

'window 2 is active
txt$ = EDIT$(1)
PRINT txt$

But this looks incredibly stupid, since the windows flip by each other and 
switch, even though it is quickly... theres gotta be a way, right?

I know I could use WINDOW OUTPUT 1 to print to the window that is not active, 
but is there something like WINDOW INPUT 1 to take info from the edit field 
in the non-active field?