Advanced Model Properties

On the Model menu, click Properties, and click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Model Properties dialog box. This dialog box contains global settings to be used with hosts (like VT and character mode HP) that only recognize character mode cursor positioning. (If you are not working with a character-mode host, the controls in the Advanced Model Properties dialog box are unavailable.) To configure cursor movement using an operation defined on a specific entity, use the options available on the Cursor tab. See the Pine model example for more information about configuring cursor movement for character mode applications.

At runtime, Host Integrator uses the configuration hierarchy of entity, global command list, and then global default to decide which direction to move the cursor. For example, if you decide to configure cursor movement for a specific entity on the Cursor tab, this configuration will be used even if you have a global command list defined in the Advanced Model Properties dialog box.

Character Mode Cursor Positioning

The options below cannot be changed if you have attached a model event handler that implements a Move Cursor Forward or Move Cursor Backward event. In this case, a lightning bolt () appears to the left of the associated check box, and Use user-defined tabs to move cursor is automatically selected. The Execute button invokes the event handler (including the default callback to execute the command list, if present). The event handler may include logic that:

Use arrow keys to move cursor

This is the default. Select this option to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the cursor between attributes on an entity. The up and down arrow keys move the cursor one row up or down and the right and left arrow keys move the cursor one column to the right or left.

Use user-defined tabs to move cursor

Select this option to define your own command list for moving the cursor around attributes of an entity. To create a command list to move the cursor forward, select the Move forward check box and then click the Properties button to open the Command List Edit dialog box. After you've created your move forward command list, you can delete it with the Minus button or test it using the Execute button. To create a command list to move the cursor backward, select the Move backward check box and follow the same procedure.

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Related Topics
Bullet Configuring cursor movement on a specific entity
Bullet Modeling VT applications