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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

MULTIVIEW Utility
Purpose: To display various files.
Format: MULTIVIEW [<filename>] [CLIPBOARD] [CLIPUNIT=<clip unit>] [SCREEN] [PUBSCREEN=<public screen name>] [REQUESTER] [BOOKMARK] [FONTNAME=<font name>] [FONTSIZE=<font size>] [CHARSET=<char set>] [BACKDROP] [WINDOW] [PORTNAME=<port name>] [IMMEDIATE] [REPEAT] [PRTUNIT=<prt unit>] [WINDOWLEFT=<n>] [WINDOWTOP=<n>] [WINDOWWIDTH=<n>] [WINDOWHEIGHT=<n>] [AUTORESIZE]
Template: FILE, CLIPBOARD/S, CLIPUNIT/K/N, SCREEN/S, PUBSCREEN/K, REQUESTER/S, BOOKMARK/S, FONTNAME/K, FONTSIZE/K/N, CHARSET/K, BACKDROP/S, WINDOW/S, PORTNAME/K, IMMEDIATE/S, REPEAT/S, PRTUNIT/K/N, WINDOWLEFT/K/N, WINDOWTOP/K/N, WINDOWWIDTH/K/N, WINDOWHEIGHT/K/N, AUTORESIZE/S
Path: SYS:Utilities/MultiView
MULTIVIEW displays AmigaGuide files, animated graphics files, picture files, sound files, and text files.

If no <filename> is specified, MULTIVIEW displays a file requester, otherwise it will attempt to display the specified file.

If the CLIPBOARD option is specified, the clipboard is viewed instead of a file, and the CLIPUNIT option specifies which clipboard unit to use.

If the SCREEN option is specified, the object will appear on its own screeen rather than in a window on the Workbench screen, using the display mode specified by the object. For example, if an ILBM picture is Low Res, Multiview options a Low Res screen.

The PUBSCREEN option can be used to specify a <public screen name> where MULTIVIEW will display the object.

If the REQUESTER option is specified, MULTIVIEW displays a file requester.

The BOOKMARK option recalls the object and position when opening a file with a bookmark.

The FONTNAME and FONTSIZE options can be used to specify the font and font size to be used for the object.

The CHARSET option can be used to specify the character set to be used for the object.

The BACKDROP option indicates that the window should be a backdrop window.

The WINDOW option allows MULTIVIEW to open without requesting a file to load. Using this option lets you keep a small MULTIVIEW window open on the Workbench screen so you can drag and drop icons onto it whenever necessary.

The PORTNAME option allows you to specify an ARexx port name when you run MULTIVIEW. If you do not specify a name, each MULTIVIEW window is given the default port name of MultiView.x, where x is a slot number starting from 1. (For example, if you have three MULTIVIEW display windows open, their port names are MultiView.1, MultiView.2, and MultiView.3.) This port name enables you to refer to a particular MULTIVIEW display from within an ARexx script. MULTIVIEW supports the following ARexx commands:

OPEN Opens an object from the specified file name or Clipboard unit. The options are:
FILENAME/K specifies the object file name.
CLIPBOARD/S specifies that the object comes from the Clipboard.
CLIPUNIT/K/N specifies the Clipboard Unit from which to obtain the object when using the CLIPBOARD option.
RELOAD Reload the current object.
SAVEAS Saves the object to the specified file. If there is a selected block, then only that block is saved. SAVEAS has one option: NAME/K.
PRINT Prints the current contents. If there is a selected block, then only that block is printed.
ABOUT Displays the About requester.
QUIT Closes MultiView.
COPY Copies the current contents to the Clipboard. If there is a selected block, then only that block is copied.
CLEARSELECTED Clears the selection block.
GETTRIGGERINFO Returns the commands for the trigger methods of the current object. The options are VAR/S and STEM/K. If using the STEM option, the following stem extensions are used:
.COUNT Number of elements.
.n.LABEL Label.
.n.COMMAND Command
.n.METHOD Numeric method
DOTRIGGERMETHOD Perform the trigger method on the current object. The option is METHOD/A.
SCREEN Specifies whether to display object on a screen. The options are TRUE/S or FALSE/S.
PUBSCREEN Specifies the name of the public screen on which to display the object. The option is NAME/A.
GETCURRENTDIR Returns the full name of the current directory associated with the current object.
GETFILEINFO Returns the complete path and file name associated with the current object.
GETOBJECTINFO Returns the name, basename, group, and ID for the current object. The options are VAR/S and STEM/K. If using the STEM option, the following stem extensions are used:
.FILENAME File name of object.
.NAME Descriptive name of the DataType.
.BASENAME Base name of the DataType
.GROUP Group containing the DataType
.ID ID string for the DataType
MINIMUMSIZE Sizes the window to its minimum size for the contents type.
NORMALSIZE PSizes the window to its normal size for the contents type.
MAXIMUMSIZE Sizes the window to its maximum size for the contents type.
WINDOWTOFRONT Moves the window to the front of the display.
WINDOWTOBACK Moves the window to the back of the display.
SCREENTOFRONT Brings the screen to the front of the display.
SCREENTOBACK Sends the screen to the back of the display.
ACTIVATEWINDOW Activates the window.
BEEPSCREEN Causes a display beep in the screen that the window resides in.
The IMMEDIATE option is undocumented at this time.

The REPEAT option is undocumented at this time.

The PRTUNIT option is undocumented at this time.

The WINDOWLEFT, WINDOWTOP, WINDOWWIDTH, and WINDOWHEIGHT options can be used to customise where the MULTIVIEW window should appear on the screen and the size of the window.

The AUTORESIZE option is undocumented at this time.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.