Reflection Desktop products are full-featured desktop applications that allow you to run host applications, transfer files, and integrate host data into the latest Windows and Office software applications.
Reflection Desktop for IBM provides access to applications running on IBM mainframe and AS400 systems.
Reflection Desktop for UNIX and OpenVMS provides access to applications running on UNIX and OpenVMS systems.
Reflection Desktop provides access to applications running on IBM, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems.
Reflection Desktop for X provides access to applications running on UNIX and OpenVMS systems. It also includes Reflection X Advantage, an X server that allows you to view your UNIX desktop and work with X client applications from a remote workstation.
Reflection Desktop Pro includes Reflection Desktop along with Reflection X Advantage, and provides access to applications running on IBM, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems, as well as X clients.
The Reflection Desktop for NonStop Add-On is a separately licensed product for connecting to HP NonStop hosts (Tandem 6530).
The Reflection Desktop 16.1 SP1 Release includes a number of new security improvements, new features, and resolved issues.
Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure that our products meet all your needs.
NOTE:For X users: Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro also include Reflection X Advantage. For features and fixes, see the Reflection X Advantage Release Notes.
NOTE:Reflection Desktop for NonStop Add-On is a separately licensed product for connecting to HP NonStop hosts (Tandem 6530). For features and fixes, see the Reflection NonStop Add-on Release Notes.
Reflection 16.1 SP1 includes several new features.
Reflection Desktop includes the following security improvements:
Applied code changes to address security vulnerabilities associated with the FreeType library used in Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro.
Updated Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro HP UX packages with the Java 8u131 critical patch update.
Updated Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro Solaris, Linux and AIX JVM packs to 8u144.
This property can be used to set up mouse wheel mapping. To map wheel up or down events, use the MouseButtonCombination object, but with WheelDirection set instead of the Button (Left or Right).
Prior to this enhancement, HLLAPI RECEIVE FILE (91) failed if an optional id (shortname) was not included with the host file name in the HLLAPI Data String
This setting gets or sets a value indicating whether to retain formatting so that copied text is pasted in the same way as it is displayed in the terminal.
The terminal sends this string in response to a primary device attributes request.
When enabled, this setting retains formatting so that copied text is pasted in the same way as it is displayed in the terminal.
Previous to this enhancement, actions were always added at the end of the sequence.
By mapping the mouse wheel Up or Down actions to send Up or Down keys, you can set up the mouse to page up or down through large tables of data without touching the keyboard.
NOTE:If you create a mouse map for IBM and assign it to VT, some actions like Up or Down will not work.
These actions can now be assigned in the Select Actions dialog box. They allow you to select which items (for example, which keyboard map) to use for a session.
The UI Designer now has abutton that you can use to remove the image.
Before this fix, if you tried to add a new button with text in its Label field, the text was not displayed.
Before this fix, there was no way to change the ordering of toolbars after they were added in the UI Designer. Toolbar ordering was based on the order in which each toolbar was added (or imported) at design time.
From this menu, you can:
Hide the selected toolbar.
Open the Toolbar Selection dialog box from which you can:
Select which toolbars to display
Open the Classic UI Designer to modify toolbars.
This allows you to set up this action to open a document in user data subfolders.
Reflection Desktop includes software fixes that resolve several previous issues.
Changed the value that Reflection returns at byte 82 in the CopyOIA buffer so that it is consistent with the value returned by Host Explorer and Extra!. This change corrects problems with a specific application.
When layouts that included sessions with Extra! Basic startup macros were opened, the macros sometimes ran against the wrong sessions. When the last session was loaded, that session's macro ran against the session that had focus when the layout completed loading. (If the layout was saved with another session in focus, the macro ran against the wrong session.)
When loading a layout, Extra! Basic startup macros now run against the appropriate sessions.
When accessing 5250 terminal popup windows, the following error messages were displayed: CPF5192 Data sent to device not valid and RPG9998 Internal Failure in compiler or subroutine
This service pack supports the Ignore EUI Command Error and CursorProgressIndicator in Reflection Desktop 16.1 so that Reflection Desktop no longer crashes when accessing IBM 5250 terminal popup windows.
The WaitForStrings2() function now returns the position of the string in the array instead of the index number.
Those characters were not translated properly when Reflection Desktop was running those macros and this resulted in issues on the Host screens and applications.
Using Extra! .ftb files that contained custom SQL commands resulted in errors In Reflection Desktop. This error occurred only when using .ftb configurations that contained custom SQL statements.
Macros and forms under the ProjectLegacy() section are now saved in Template files.
GetMacroList() now works as expected and returns a comma delimited list of all the macro names in a session.
The unit of the global Wait method parameter is now seconds instead of milliseconds.
This method now works as expected.
ThisTerminal.VBProject was not pointing to the active document's VBProject but to the VBProject of the document that was last opened in the workspace. This property now points to the correct project.
This legacy code is now modified when it is imported so that it works in Reflection Desktop. If a method is called without a reference to a session object, the code is modified to precede the method with ThisSession.
Fixed problems with QuickPads Docking locations. The locations are now saved when QuickPads are closed and re-selected.
Fixed problems with text visibility that occurred when using a black background in the QuickPad Designer. When text or group box controls are added into a “Black” background QuickPad, their default foreground color is set to “White.”
Fixed problems with QuickPads shrinking after switching sessions.
Fixed thesetting in the Manage QuickPads dialog box so that ToolTips are hidden if this option is unselected.
In the Ribbon UI Designer, when importing an .etb file withselected, some images (like Back, Forward, Live Screen, Send File, Receive File, SendKey, Capture etc) changed to the large size of the image or to a different image when they were clicked.
All toolbars are now imported.
Before this fix, the toolbars were stacked vertically when a session was reopened instead of maintaining the positions that they were previously arranged and saved in.
When legacy Reflection VT sessions were imported, docked toolbars at the bottom of the Host session were not displayed in the same order as they were in legacy Reflection. This problem also occurred if the toolbars were docked on the right side of the session. Toolbars that were located in these locations are now displayed in the same order as in legacy Reflection.
Menus now display icons by default.
The Preview button in the Classic UI designer now displays an image of the toolbars and menus you are designing so you can see how they look before you save them.
All imported toolbar buttons are now imported and displayed, even if they map to an unsupported action.
This service pack fixed problems with custom file selection. In previous versions, the selection dialog box always opened with the built-in files displayed.
Now, after selecting a custom file, that file is selected and displayed in the list when the dialog box used to select the file is reopened. If a compound session document file is used, these files are shown as Embedded.
Fixed problems that occurred in IBM5250 sessions when external commands that executed in the Windows environment were sent with file paths that included spaces.
Companion installers created for all users had problems with .access file parsing errors which prevented the Workspace from opening.
The IP address and Port configured in the printer profile is now used for the connection instead of the IP address of the display session.
Before this fix, the> menu command failed to save session files when the user’s My Documents folder was redirected to a network share and the network connection was slow.
This error occurred when exiting a Host session that was running within Administrative Web Station (AWS). After selecting, the following error message was displayed:
An error occurred while saving your document. Please try again or save the document to a different location.
Before this fix, problems occurred if 6530 Copy Append (or Copy Input) actions were added to the desktop QAT, and then clicked in a non-6530 session.
Before this fix, if an invalid URL was entered in the Server URL field, the URL was saved, and problems occurred when users tried to create sessions.
Now, if a badly formed URL is entered in the Server URL field, the following message is displayed when the user clicks OK.
The URL you entered is not a valid address...
When copying multiple columns of alpha-numeric data from a spreadsheet and pasting them into a 5250 terminal window, errors occurred if the terminal had numeric-only characters. Now, with thesetting enabled and the disabled, data is pasted across columns and honors the field attributes.(alpha characters are not pasted in numeric only fields).
Maintained customers are now eligible to download the latest product releases at https://download.attachmate.com/Upgrades/. You will be prompted to login and accept the Software License Agreement before you can download a file.
For information about installing, see the Reflection Help and the Reflection Deployment Guide.
For information about the Reflection Desktop 16.1 release, see the Reflection Desktop 16.1 Release Notes.
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