Set the paint character for a new input window


WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
xcall IB_PAINT(build_id, character)



The ID of the input window under construction. (n)


The paint character. (a)


IB_PAINT determines which character “paints” an empty input field in the new input window. This subroutine is used when building a new input window at runtime.

Initially, the paint character is a blank. IB_PAINT resets the default paint character. Note that IB_FIELD’s D_FLD_PAINT option will override the character specified with IB_PAINT. Fields drawn from the Repository always override IB_PAINT.

A paint character can only be a printable character.

On Windows, paint characters have no meaning.


In the following example, the dot character will indicate where the user should type input in the input window being built. This paint character takes effect for all fields defined in the input window after this point using IB_FIELD.

xcall ib_paint(bldid, '.')