SHAZAM Professional Edition
contains a class of window useful for the creation and editing of SHAZAM
Commands known as the Command Editor. Command editor windows are available
only in Multiple Window mode and support command recognition, syntax
coloring, multiple level undo/redo and allow the easy execution of SHAZAM
figure above shows the window
layout in Multiple Window Mode with a Command Editor
foremost. The buttons ‘Run’ and ‘Stop’ control
batch execution by executing the entire command file.
Pressing the ‘Run’ button closes all non-project plots
and clears all output in the associated output window. If
there is no output window associated with an input window,
a new one is created. More than one command file may be
opened or created in SHAZAM, separate output windows for
each are created the first time they are executed.
The ‘Talk’ button (
) may be toggled on or off. In the on state (button
appears depressed), pressing enter executes the line the
cursor is on and moves the cursor to the next line. Once
the last line has been reached pressing enter creates a
new line. Subsequent lines typed (or added with the
wizard) are executed as the enter
key is pressed.
The next 3 buttons on the
toolbar in Figure 2 (
) are for stepping through the command file. Pressing the
first button steps line by line, the second button steps
to the current cursor position and the third button steps
over (without executing) the commands between the current
line and the line the cursor is on.
Edition uses a message bar that displays all errors and
warnings to users at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on
an error or warning messages jumps to the line in the
output file containing the error or warning message.