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Subject: Re: User-defined menus for dm
From: kerstien@luke.atdiv.lanl.gov (Deb Kerstiens)
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov, L.Lawrence@roe.ac.uk
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 96 09:35:16 MST
Len writes:
> 
> Is there any way to add user-defined menus to a dm window?
> 
> What we would like to do is display menus in an EPICS interface.  Later on
> we shall be using Tcl/Tk for user interfaces but for the time being we need
> to develop a simple engineering interface for cryostat control.  Very often
> there is a set of choices, which we have been selecting by typing names or
> values into a text entry field.  We would much prefer to present the engineer
> with a fixed set of options in many cases, via a menu of some kind.  The names
> of the options and any associated values are supplied from a file read down 
> from the host, so it would be nice to set up the menu dynamically, i.e. at
> runtime.
> 
> In edd/dm it is easy enough to connect to a record field which already has
> multiple choices built in, by using a choice or menu button.  The question is,
> is there any way to adapt this for user defined lists?
>
 
There is currently no way to add user-defined menus in dm. (It's a nice idea,
though.)  I'm not sure if this would help solve your problem, but you can use 
an "execute script" in dm to call up a TCL/TK script (or any script or 
executable).  


Deb
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