MERANT Micro Focus Net Express

Character User Interfaces


Issue 2a
May 2000

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This user guide introduces you to the Net Express 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 earlier MERANT Micro Focus Net Express products or completely new to Net Express. It assumes you are familiar with the general concepts of business computing and of using Microsoft Windows.

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Notations and Conventions

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