[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Window Islands

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From: Joe Lewis Wilkins <PepeToo@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 15:20:00 -0700
A very easy way would be to store the contents of the EFs in globals, then
they're available anywhere. This could be done simply - in a simple case - or
not so simply - in a more complex situation.

Doing this kind of defeats some of the utility of EFs, but performs in THIS
case.

Joe Wilkins

MCB1985@... wrote:

> 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
> WINDOW 1
> txt$ = EDIT$(1)
> WINDOW 2
> PRINT txt$
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks,
> -Mark
>
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