Programming with Reflection

image\rwnprg32.gif ShowBytesRemaining property



object.ShowBytesRemaining = Value

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Returns (first syntax line) or specifies (second syntax line) whether Reflection displays the show bytes remaining indicator on the host status line. The show bytes remaining indicator tells you the number of bytes remaining in the current field before it is full.

When entering characters in host applications using a character set that doesn't utilize combiner characters, the number of bytes (characters) remaining in the current field equals the number of visible spaces. When using a character set that utilizes combiner characters (Thai, for example), the number of bytes a character uses depends on whether or not it is composed with combiner characters. While a combiner character modifying a base character occupies no space, it nevertheless counts toward the maximum number of bytes allowed in an input field. This can create a situation where a host input field is full, although not visibly so.


It is recommended that you set this property to True if you will be entering composed characters in host screens.


The default value is False.


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