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StartDOS


Name     StartDOS 
Version  1995
Author   Monte Copeland 
         (see EMail Addresses)
Distrib. Freeware, IBM EWS 
Type     REXX environment to start DOS programs 
         with specific settings 
Price    -
Source   BBS 
         Name: STARTD.* 

Description from the author: 
"StartDos is a utility to start DOS sessions programmatically. Useful when 
running under reduced-functions shells like MShell and TShell or when 
starting DOS programs from OS/2 batch files. Uses REXX to specify DOS 
settings prior to session start." 
The STARTDOS environment supports the following functions: 
 
 AddDosSetting( <setting string> ) 
    may be called multiple times 
 ExecSynchronous() 
    asynchronous start is default 
 QueryDesktop() 
    returns PM desktop size in pels 
 SetCommandArgs( <command.com args> ) 
    args acceptable to command.com 
 SetWindowPos( x, y, cx, cy ) 
    set position, size of window 
 SetSessionTitle( <session title> ) 
    title to appear in window list 
 StartBackground() 
    start session in background 
 StartForeground() 
    foreground start is default 
 StartFullscreen() 
    fullscreen start is the default 
 StartWindowed() 
    start session in a text window 
 StartSeamless() 
    start windows programs 
   

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