Examples │ Notes
Purpose: Displays hypertext databases and text files. In conjunction with
the TECH Help! database, provides in-depth technical reference
information for programmers.
See Using TECH Help! for a general introduction.
Syntax: XVIEW [topic] [/B] [/H] [/M=file] [/Q] [/?] ◄═════ normal startup
or: XVIEW /I[swap] [/M=file] [/K=key1,key2] [/B] [/Q] ◄═══ load TSR
or: XVIEW /U [/Q] ◄═══ remove TSR
(none) starts xView as an interactive, full screen program. After the
initial logo screen, the Main Menu page is displayed.
topic is any keyword found on the General Index page. You need only
type enough of topic to make it unique (e.g., XVIEW ASCII would
bring up the ASCII Table topic. You may surround topic with
quotes to lookup two-word topics, such as "file attributes". If
topic is present, /I and /K are ignored.
/B starts xView with a black-and-white color set. After choosing a
custom color set (Alt+C,C,C) and Save Setup (Alt+C,S) xView will
startup with your custom color set.
/H sets xView to display the maximum number of screen lines
available on your video system (43 lines on EGA and 50 on VGA.
/M=file specifies the name and location of the hypertext database file.
xView will look in its program directory, the current default
directory, in the XVIEWPATH directory, and down the command
search path to locate hypertext databases and text files.
/Q starts "quietly"; bypasses the logo screen and displays the Main
Menu. When used with /I, skips the logo screen when going TSR.
/? displays a brief TTY-style syntax summary.
───────────────────────────────────────────────────── TSR Options
/I[swap] Loads xView into memory as a TSR▲. swap is C, E, X, or D.
/IC specify to load as a standard TSR, using about 140K of
/IE, /IX, and /IE use only 5K or conventional memory by swapping
data into and out of conventional memory when you pop it up.
/IE uses EMS (expanded memory) for swapping storage.
/IX uses XMS (extended memory) for swapping storage.
/IDd uses disk space on drive d (or the default drive) for storage.
/K=key1,key2 selects hot key triggers to be used when in TSR mode.
key1 identifies the key for popping up at the most recently-viewed
page. Default: Alt+H.
key2 identifies the "lookup" key. When used, xView will attempt to
read the screen at the current cursor location and collect a
topic to lookup. Default: Alt+L.
Both key names are in the form Achar (for Alt+char) or Cchar
(for Ctrl+char) or F1...F12 or NONE. For char, you may use
any alphabetic character A...Z, or F1...F12.
/U Unloads xView from memory (if it has been installed as a TSR).
See Also: Examples
Installing TECH Help!