InfoConnect for Airlines
Start(String) Method
Example 


The name of the application instance. This name must be unique among active application instances in order to be reachable by .Net API programs. The channel name must have the same format as a valid Internet hostname. Names can contain only the ASCII letters 'a' through 'z' (in a case-insensitive manner), the digits '0' through '9', and the hyphen ('-'). No other symbols, punctuation characters, or white space are permitted.
Starts and names a visible InfoConnect application instance when the InfoConnect Workspace "API Settings" .Net API option is enabled.
Syntax
'Declaration
 
Public Overloads Shared Function Start( _
   ByVal channelName As String _
) As Guid
'Usage
 
Dim channelName As String
Dim value As Guid
 
value = MyReflection.Start(channelName)
public static Guid Start( 
   string channelName
)

Parameters

channelName
The name of the application instance. This name must be unique among active application instances in order to be reachable by .Net API programs. The channel name must have the same format as a valid Internet hostname. Names can contain only the ASCII letters 'a' through 'z' (in a case-insensitive manner), the digits '0' through '9', and the hyphen ('-'). No other symbols, punctuation characters, or white space are permitted.

Return Value

InfoConnect instance ID.
Remarks
This method returns an instance ID of type Guid if the call is successful; otherwise an exception is thrown. The returned instance ID uniquely identifies the application instance and is used as an input parameter in ForceStop(Guid instanceId) to stop the instance. (Use the ForceStop() method only after the Close() method fails.)

The channelName parameter can be any valid string. Use the same channelName string in CreateApplication(channelName) to create an Application object.

Example
The following example shows how to start two new application instances with unique IPC channel names.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Attachmate.Reflection;
using Attachmate.Reflection.Emulation.IbmHosts;
using Attachmate.Reflection.Framework;
using Attachmate.Reflection.UserInterface;
using Attachmate.Reflection.Emulation.OpenSystems;
namespace MultipleWorkSpaces
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            //Start an visible instance of a workspace and get a handle to the instance running at the given channel name ("Workspace1") 
            MyReflection.Start("Workspace1");
            Application app1 = MyReflection.CreateApplication("WorkSpace1");

            //Create a new IBM Session
            IIbmTerminal terminal1 = (IIbmTerminal)app1.CreateControl(new Guid("{09E5A1B4-0BA6-4546-A27D-FE4762B7ACE1}"));
            terminal1.HostAddress = "demo:ibm3270.sim";

            //Create a View and then get a handle to the screen
            IFrame frame1 = (IFrame)app1.GetObject("Frame");
            frame1.CreateView(terminal1);
            IIbmScreen screen1 = terminal1.Screen;

            //Start a second visible instance of a workspace and get a handle to the instance running at the given channel name ("Workspace2")  
            MyReflection.Start("Workspace2");
            Application app2 = MyReflection.CreateApplication("WorkSpace2");

            //Open a session in the second workspace
            string sessionPath = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("USERPROFILE") + @"\Documents\Micro Focus\InfoConnect\demoSession.rdox";
            ITerminal terminal2 = (ITerminal)app2.CreateControl(sessionPath);

            //Create a View for the session in the second workspace, and then get a handle to the screen
            IFrame frame2 = (IFrame)app2.GetObject("Frame");
            frame2.CreateView(terminal2);
            IScreen screen2 = (IScreen)terminal2.Screen;

            //Get some text from each of the terminal screens in the two workspaces
            Console.WriteLine("IBM terminal text is" + screen1.GetText(1, 1, 20) + "and UNIX text is" + screen2.GetText(1, 1, screen2.DisplayRows, screen2.DisplayColumns));

            //Close the workspaces
            app1.Close(ApplicationCloseOption.CloseNoSave);
            app2.Close(ApplicationCloseOption.CloseNoSave);
        }
    }
}



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