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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:23:58 -0400
From:      michael <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: Text mode dialog library like TSO
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Polytropon wrote:
> Dear list,
> I'm searching for something really strange, maybe some reader will
> be able to tell me what I'm searching for. :-)
> For a special application, I need a programmable dialog library that
> has... well, how to describe it... anyone know SIOS? Or at least TSO?
> A bit like this. A kind of form-driven screen layout.
> A silly example:
> 	                 E n t e r   s o m e   d a t a
> 	-----------------------------------------------------------
> 	Name: ____________________   Address: ____________________
> 	 Foo: ____________________      Pups: ___        Furz: ___
> 	 Bar: ____/__/__               Logon: ________
> 	F1    F2    F3                                F9     F10
> 	Help  Done  Reset                             Print  Cancel
> 	-----------------------------------------------------------
> 	250/81                                                    3
> Where I used underscores, an input line should occur. Positions
> and length as well as colour of text and input should be specified,
> customization of function keys would be great, skipping from input
> field to input field, too. Default values would eventually appear
> in the input lines.
> The whole library should be accessible via C, or at least for a
> shell script. You know, a bit like Tcl/Tk, but in text mode.
> Any suggestions? Ideas?
> If not, I will need to write this myself, but I considered asking
> the list for being able to avoid reinventing the wheel. I know
> it's not such a big deal, but if it alredy exists...?
ok, i'm a bit drunk but from what i gather is that you want a purely 
text mode form program? ala, ncurses, or just text mode, as in the old 
monochrome days? if so, i might be able to supply you with such.

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