TransmitAnsi "AnsiString", Echo
Transmits an ANSI string to the host.
||Argument type: String
||Specifies an ANSI string. This argument can be up to 260 characters
||If you are modeling a block
mode application, select the Don't wait for echo option. If you
are modeling a character
mode application, select from the following options:
- Don't wait for echo (Default)Select this option to transmit
the string to the host and immediately move to the next action. Always
use this option for block mode applications. For character mode applications,
use this option only when you know that data will not be echoed
back to the terminal screen. For example, many times alphanumeric keys
are used to move between screens and are not echoed.
- Wait for same number of characters to echoSelect this
option to wait for the same number of characters to be sent back to
the terminal screen after data has been transmitted to the host. When
TransmitANSI is received, Host Integrator takes the current cursor position
and adds the number of characters it is going to transmit. To detect
the number of echoed characters, Host Integrator transmits the data
and waits until the cursor is at this calculated position. For example,
if you transmit the name George as your password, a host will often
echo six spaces instead of the original text. With this option selected,
Host Integrator waits for the cursor to move six columns from the cursor
position when the name George was transmitted to the host before moving
on to the next command.
- Wait for string to echo at cursorSelect this option
to wait for the exact data string to be written back to the terminal
screen after data has been sent to the host. This is the most robust
option to select when working with character mode hosts. Note:
With character mode applications, the cursor must be wherever characters
are being written to the screen. For this reason, use this option to
synchronize with the host application.
- Wait for next tabstopSelect this option to wait for
the cursor to appear at the next tabstop after transmitting data. If
tabstops have been defined on the Cursor
tab, then Host Integrator waits for the cursor to appear at one of the
defined locations. If no tabstop definitions are applicable, then Host
Integrator waits for the cursor to be anywhere on the screen that is
outside the attribute or recordset field to which the data is being
- Wait for next tabstop or string to echo at cursorSelect
this option to wait for the exact data string to be written back
to the terminal screen or to wait for it to appear at the next appropriate
tabstop. This option is not recommended.
- Wait for cursor to arrive at specific locationSelect
this option to wait for the cursor to arrive at a specified location.