Input Field Characteristics


Input Fields that Extend Multiple Lines

The Extended Input Field configuration value allows you to choose how Webulator/400 will present input fields that extend multiple lines. An example is the extended command entry prompt that appears on some AS/400 screens. It often starts at line 18 column 7 and ends at line 21 column 79.

You can choose to have these fields shown as either Scrollable Input Fields or Text Areas.

Scrollable Input Fields
Scrollable input fields are fields that have a height of 1 row and a width equal to the starting position on the screen to the edge of the screen. It allows the viewable value to be scrolled either left or right as necessary.

The advantages of scrollable input fields include:

The disadvantages of scrollable input fields include:

The AS/400 command line entry field will look like this as a scrollable input field:

   
Text Areas
Text Areas are fields that have a width and height that closely resemble the dimensions of the corresponding AS/400 input field.

The advantages of text areas include:

The disadvantages of text areas include:

The AS/400 command line entry field will look like this as a text area: