Writing Programs

RM/Panels provides a powerful set of standard run-time functions for writing application programs. To use RM/Panels effectively, you must understand the general approach to using these standard run-time 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 run-time system, rather than manipulate individual panels, are also described.

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