This section contains a concise guide on how to use the %di (Use dialog resources) format code. It assumes that you are already familiar with format windows and the winio@ function.
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The format code %di enables you to use a dialog resource created with a resource editor such as that provided by Microsoft Visual Studio. A dialog is designed visually and saved in the form of a .rc resource script and a .h header file. The script can be used in a WINAPP statement or as FTN95 RESOURCES and the header file is converted to Fortran and used as a INCLUDE file in the program. A utility called fParam.exe provides this conversion.
In ClearWin+, a dialog resource provides the following:
%di takes one integer argument which is a dialog indentifier in the resource script. It also modifies the use of a subset of ClearWin+ formats such as %rd (Edit Integer), %rb (Radio Button (or Check box)) and %ls (List Box (or Combo Box)). These appear after %di and each one takes an additional integer argument which is the identifier of a control in the script. This additional argument is always the first argument for the format code. The subset of ClearWin+ formats is listed under Resource components.