Writing Programs

RM/Panels provides a powerful set of standard runtime functions for writing application programs. To use RM/Panels effectively, you must understand the general approach to using these standard runtime functions and have some familiarity with the specific usage of each one. Utility functions, which allow you to control the overall behavior of the RM/Panels runtime system, rather than manipulate individual panels, are also described.

This section discusses the basic processes of activating a panel library, setting parameters, executing standard runtime functions, including required copy files, error detection, and the appropriate screen handling strategy, followed by a detailed description of each RM/Panels standard runtime and utility function.