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Re: st: dialog programming question
"James Hassell, StataCorp" <email@example.com> wrote:
Michael may be able to use a PREINIT or POSTINIT script from within the
I don't think this will help. I'm giving the user the option of filling out
an edit control with the name of an analysis, defined as a specific group of
about 15 different settings that the dialog box allows them to select. When
they type in a named group of settings and click a button control, the
dialog launches a program that calls a Stata ado that looks up the
associated values for these other settings in a Stata dataset and puts them
into global macros to be used as defaults for all of the other controls in
the dialog. This all works fine in terms of the call to the Stata ado and
the loading of the values into global macros.
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.
The problem is that the values shown in the dialog controls do not change
until the user clicks the reset button. I just really need the ability to
refresh the dialog box somehow. I can't see how the PREINIT or POSTINIT can
help. I was hoping there was a function I could call. I was thinking of
trying to disable and then re-enable controls to see if that makes them
update the default value. Maybe I could have the dialog box close itself
down and then re-launch itself? Any other ideas?
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