IDE Menu

The Windows menu (new in release 6.0) includes any existing non-shrunk top-level windows that are in the IDE, which means, owned by the invisible main IDE owner window which is the value of (development-main-window *system*)) and which are not otherwise accessible from the IDE menubar without causing other side effects.

Choosing an item from this menu exposes the window and gives it the keyboard focus. A window may be selected with the keyboard by first typing Alt-W to drop down the menu, finding the desired window in the list, and then typing the single-letter at the left of the menu item.

Windows on this menu will include forms and their running windows when the Run | Run Form command is used, any windows created programmatically by the user in the IDE when the parent arg defaults to (development-main-window *system*), and some of the standard IDE dialogs when the usual command for invoking the dialog causes effects other than simply exposing the dialog. The right-click shortcut menu on the IDE Background Window (when it is present) continues to list the windows that are accessible from the Windows menu as well as from other pull-down menus (especially the View menu), since it is an alternative to using the menubar altogether.

Common Graphics and IDE documentation is described in About Common Graphics and IDE documentation in cgide.htm.

The documentation is described in introduction.htm and the index is in index.htm.

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Created 2000.10.5.