Log User Input

This sample saves all of the text entered into a session by a user to a log file. Only text entered by the user is saved.

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To run this sample

  1. In an Ibm terminal session, Open the Visual Basic Editor and then copy the code into the ThisIbmScreen code window.
  2. Save the session and then reopen it.
  3. Enter some data on a terminal session screen and open the log file to check the results. (The .log file has the same name as your session document file and is in the same folder as that file.)
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    Public buffer As String
    
    'Save each key that is entered into a buffer
    Private Function IbmScreen_BeforeSendKeys(ByVal sender As Variant, Keys As String, ByVal row As Long, ByVal column As Long) As Boolean
      
        buffer = buffer & Keys
        IbmScreen_BeforeSendKeys = True
      
    End Function
    
    'Before the screen is changed, append the buffer to a text file.
    Private Function IbmScreen_BeforeSendControlKey(ByVal sender As Variant, key As Long) As Boolean
      
        Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        'Open a text file to append data
        Set ts = fso.OpenTextFile(ThisIbmTerminal.SessionFilePath & ".log", 8, True)
        ts.Write buffer & "<Key(" & key & ")>" & vbCrLf
        ts.Close
        'Clear the buffer
        buffer = ""
        IbmScreen_BeforeSendControlKey = True
      
    End Function                         
                     
    

To run this sample

  1. Open an Open Systems terminal session, open the Visual Basic Editor and then copy the code into the ThisScreen code window.
  2. Save the session and reopen it.
  3. Enter some data on a terminal session screen and open the log file to check the results. (The .log file has the same name as your session document file and is in the same folder as that file.)
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Dim buffer As String

'Save each key that is entered into a buffer
Private Function Screen_KeysSending(ByVal sender As Variant, Keys As String) As Boolean
    
    buffer = Buffer & Keys
    Screen_KeysSending = True

End Function
'Before the screen is changed, append the buffer to a text file.
Private Function Screen_ControlKeySending(ByVal sender As Variant, Key As Attachmate_Reflection_Objects_Emulation_OpenSystems.ControlKeyCode) As Boolean
   
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    'Open a text file and append data
    Set ts = fso.OpenTextFile(ThisTerminal.SessionFilePath & ".log", 8, True)
    ts.Write Buffer & "<Key(" & Key & ")>" & vbCrLf
    ts.Close
    'Clear the buffer
    buffer = ""
    Screen_ControlKeySending = True

End Function

Concepts

These samples use events to capture and save data users enter during a terminal session.

As the user enters text, the BeforeSendKeys (IBM) or KeysSending (Open Systems) event adds the text entered to a buffer before each key is sent.

When the control key is pressed,  the BeforeSendControlKey (IBM) or ControlKeysSending (Open Systems) events are handled to append the text in the buffer to a file. The buffer is cleared before the control key is sent. 

 

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