Q40110: Copying Text from Display Window to Dialog Window
Article: Q40110 Product(s): See article Version(s): 2.20 | 2.20 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 12-JAN-1989 Question: Is it possible to copy text from the display window down to the dialog window to use at the command line in Microsoft CodeView? Response: Yes, if you have a mouse. You can highlight with the mouse the section of text you would like to copy and press the INSERT key. The highlighted text will appear in the dialog box. This is very useful if you have very long variable names that you want to watch and don't want to retype the long variable name each time. Simply type a w? on the command line, then highlight the variable name with the mouse and press the INSERT key. Strange behavior can occur if you use the SHIFT key in combination with the INSERT key. For example, if you use the INSERT key on the extended keyboard along with the SHIFT key, it works the same as using INSERT alone. However, if you turn NUM LOCK off on the keypad so you can you the INSERT key with the SHIFT key, you will get a zero instead of the string of text. To get the string of text, you have to turn NUM LOCK on. This seems backwards because with NUM LOCK on you would expect to get a zero, but you get the text. The workaround is not to use the SHIFT key in conjunction with the INSERT key. INSERT alone works correctly.
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