%rf - Edit Floating Point


To create an edit box and display a floating point value that can be updated.


winio@('%nrf[option]', value)
winio@('%~nrf[option]', value, grey_ctrl)
double precision value     (input/output)
integer grey_ctrl     (input)


Grave accent (`) - makes the control read-only (no box is supplied, see %co (Options for Edit)).

Caret (^) - the call-back is called when a change is made (see also %co).

Question mark (?) - a help string is supplied.

Tilde (~) - adds a variable that controls the grey (enable/disable) state.


n is optional and specifies the number of average width characters in the displayed output. Only values in range can be entered (see %co (Options for Edit)). The range can be set using %fl (Float Limit). Values are entered in decimal or exponent form.

If %`rf is specified, then the value presented can only be changed by the program using WINDOW_UPDATE@(value).

grey_ctrl is 1 (enabled) or 0 (disable/greyed). A call-back function (if present) is placed after this control variable.

option can be set to the keyword initially_blank in order to create an edit box that is initially empty (see notes below). It can additionally take a format specifier to provide greater control in how the value is displayed. This takes the form [fmt=<format_specifier>] and is analagous to the formatting of %wf (Display Real), %we (Display Real) and %wg (Display Real). For example %rf[fmt=0.4e] is equivalent to %0.4we. In other words, we simply omit the '%' and the 'w'. The result in this case is an exponent form with 4 decimal places and 5 significant figures. See %wf for more details on the format_specifier.

The standard call-back functions 'COPY', 'CUT', and 'PASTE' can be used in this context by attaching them to menu items and/or accelerator keys.

When %df (Spin for Float) is used before %rf, a spin wheel is added (see %df (Spin for Float) for details).

The subroutine SET_HIGHLIGHTED@ can be called to select all of the text in the edit box. It takes one INTEGER(7) argument which is the handle given by %lc (Handle of Last Control).


The [intially_blank] option can be reset dynamically using a call to the routine:


W is the handle for the control obtained using %lc (Handle of Last Control). The routine is used to selectively switch off this property at runtime.

%rf accepts the input of a comma. This is transcribed to a decimal point.

See also

%fl (Float Limit), %df (Spin for Float), %co (Options for Edit), %tc (Text Colour), SET_HIGHLIGHTED@, SET_CONTROL_TEXT_COLOUR@




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