Replacing the RxMessageBox() RexxUtil Function (Windows, OS/2) with BSF4ooRexx for Windows, Linux and MacOSX

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Many Rexx programs that were created for the OS/2 and Windows environment employ the RxMessageBox() RexxUtil function, which creates a graphical dialog popup window. Running such Rexx programs on other operating system platforms (Linux, MacOSX) will not be possible, if RxMessageBox() is not available. Using BSF4ooRexx opens up all functionality available in Java including its GUI dialog popups, which gets exploited by the ooRexx BSF.Dialog class defined in the BSF.CLS package (program) of BSF4ooRexx. This class and its usage will be demonstrated in nutshell examples, followed by additional available features that may be benefitial for Rexx programmers like input dialog boxes which can be easily created. With the knowledge of this presentation it would become possible for the audience to devise one owns snap-in replacement of RxMessageBox() that would work as a public routine for all operating systems!
Period22 Sep 201925 Sep 2019
Event titleThe 2019 International RexxLA Symposium
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational

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