Q49423: WINDOWCOMPAT Directs CodeView to Create a Window
Article: Q49423 Product(s): See article Version(s): 2.20 2.30 Operating System(s): OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | S_C | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 10-NOV-1989 The WINDOWCOMPAT directive in a linker definition file can cause strange behavior in non-Presentation Manager (PM) programs being debugged under CodeView. WINDOWCOMPAT is one of three application types that can be specified after the NAME directive. WINDOWCOMPAT is used for OS/2 programs that use VIO, MOU, and KBD calls and can be used inside a PM window or as a separate screen group. Debugging a non-PM application that was linked with the WINDOWCOMPAT option instructs CodeView to create a PM window to run the program. In some cases this feature could be desirable, but for most debugging, a PM window is only cumbersome. The way to work around this feature is to relink without the WINDOWCOMPAT directive.
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