Type Property

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Applies To Objects

Area, Connectivity, Session

Description

For the Area object, the Type property determines how the Area coordinates (top, left, bottom, right) are interpreted when the object is selected. Read-write.

For the Connectivity object, returns or sets the connection type of the session (VT sessions only).

For the Session object, the Type property returns a value indicating the session type -- 3270, 5250, or VT. Read-only.

Syntax

object.Type

Element

Description

Object

The Area, Connectivity or Session object.

 

Comments

The following values indicate the Area type. To set the property, you can use either a constant or a value.

Constant

Value

Area Type

xBLOCK

3

The Area is selected as a rectangular range of characters. There is no line wrapping.

xSTREAM

2

The Area is selected as a continuous stream of characters, from the top left coordinate to the bottom right coordinate. If the Area consists of more than one line, then the selection wraps to the right of each line

xPOINT

1

The Area is selected as a single point. The bottom and right coordinates are ignored. Not supported by VT session.

xNONE

0

Invalidates selection of the Area.

The xNONE value is returned for an Area object with a Value property set to an empty string. Such an object will be created by the Screen object's Search method -- if the search string is not found. You cannot change the Value property if set to an empty string.

 

The following values indicate the connection type of a Connectivity object for a VT session.

Constant

Value

Connection Type

xCTTYPE_DEMO

0

Demonstration

xCTTYPE_SERIAL

1

Serial

xCTTYPE_MODEM

2

Modem

xCTTYPE_TELNET

3

Telnet

 

The following values indicate the Session type.

Constant

Value

Session Type

x3270SESSION

1

3270

x5250SESSION

2

5250

xVTSESSION

3

VAX/VMS, Unix, or other asynchronous