Micro Focus NetExpress

Character User Interfaces

Micro Focus®

Issue 2
October 1998

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This user guide introduces you to the NetExpress tools used to build character user interfaces. It describes the modules of Adis, as well as Panels and on-line help, and has a tutorial to help you set up a character screen for the user and to receive input from it. There are also plenty of examples and sample programs.


This book is for all programmers and system designers, whether experienced with Micro Focus's earlier NetExpress products or completely new to Micro Focus. It assumes you are familiar with the general concepts of business computing and of using Microsoft Windows.

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Notations and Conventions

The notation used to describe the format of command lines is as follows: