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Requesting a VT Screen Object

The XML to request a VT screen object is as follows:

<ScreenVt Columns="80" Rows="24">
        <Telnetcon LocalEcho="false" InitiateNegotiation="false" NegotiateBinary="false">
                <TcpTelnetcon HostName="" PortNumber="23" \>

Additional ScreenVt XML parameters are shown in the table below. Except where noted, these parameters use the following syntax:


where name is the name of a parameter and value is a valid value for that parameter. These tags should be placed within the object being defined. For example, to set the AutoWrap parameter, the first line of the XML shown above would be changed from

<ScreenVt Columns="80" Rows="24">
<ScreenVt Columns="80" Rows="24" AutoWrap="True">

The default values are shown in bold in the Value column or given in the Description column. If a parameter is not included in the Web page, its default value is used automatically.

ScreenVt XML Parameters
Parameter Value Description
LocalEcho True The viewer displays characters on the screen as you type.
False The configuration of the host determines whether or not the characters you type appear on the screen. Most hosts are configured to display the characters typed on the screen, so you can normally set this option to False.
TabsColumns number The number of columns between tab stops. For example, to set a tab stop in every fifth column from the beginning of the line, you would set this parameter to 5.

Some host applications override this setting with their own tab stops.

The default value is 8.
AutoWrap True Text automatically wraps to the next line when it reaches the right margin. This option sets only the initial state of this feature. The host can override this setting.
False Text does not automatically wrap to the next line when it reaches the right margin, but continues to overwrite in the last column.
Related Topics
The Screen Object Model
Requesting a Screen Object
Common Tasks