Programming with Reflection

image\rwnprg32.gif HostTriggerCharacter property



object.HostTriggerCharacter = Value

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An HP 3000 uses a DC1 (image\dc1.gif) character as a prompt to indicate it is ready for input. This character is sent immediately after a host prompt. This property returns (first syntax line) or specifies (second syntax line) the character that Reflection expects as the host-prompt character.

Before changing this value, turn on display functions or display controls to verify the actual host prompt character.

In Reflection for HP, the Use host prompt check box in the Advanced HP Options dialog box (click Advanced on the Emulation tab in the Terminal Setup dialog box) affects the value of HostTriggerCharacter, and vice versa. For example, clearing Use host prompt automatically sets HostTriggerCharacter to an empty string (""), just as setting HostTriggerCharacter to Chr$(rcDC1) automatically selects Use Host Prompt.


The default value for Reflection for HP is the DC1 character, which can be represented as Chr$(rcDC1). The default value for Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS and Reflection for ReGIS Graphics is a null, which can be represented as Chr$(rcNUL).


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