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Re: st: dialog programming question
Michael Blasnik <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote,
>I'm working on a project where I need to create a dialog box for the end
>user. I want the user to be able to permanently store and retrieve all of
>the settings in the dialog box. I've found a way to do this by keeping the
>settings information in a Stata dataset and creating buttons that activate
>programs in the dialog file for retrieving old settings and saving new
>settings through global macros.
>The problem I'm having is that when settings are retrieved, the values in
>the dialog box don't change unless the user clicks the reset button in the
>bottom left corner. I'd like to know if there is a way to automatically
>initiate a reset from within a script or program so that the default values
>update themselves. The reset button does get a name (usually res1) so I'm
>wondering if there is some type of member function to initiate a reset.
Michael may be able to use a PREINIT or POSTINIT script from within the dialog
to do what he wants. The idea is not to issue a Reset, but to have the
dialog initialize itself with the correct values at the appropriate time.
For more information on PREINIT and POSTINIT, see -help dialog- and
take a look at section 5.6 Special scripts and programs.
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