Q28157: Asynchronous SHELL Leaves Cursor Turned Off in New Process
Article: Q28157 Product(s): See article Version(s): 6.00 6.00b 7.00 Operating System(s): OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 2-FEB-1990 The following program starts CMD.EXE as an asynchronous process. However, CMD.EXE starts without a cursor visible. x=SHELL("CMD.EXE") This is because there can be only one cursor on the screen at a time. When you do an asynchronous shell, the shelled program is subordinate to the main program that controls the screen/keyboard. Thus the cursor displayed is that of the main program. The cursor is turned off immediately after the shell (in the main program), so it disappears from the screen. If the cursor is explicitly turned on in the main program, there will be a cursor in the (asynchronously) shelled program.
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