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PDS - Panel Display System ($)

Name     PDS - Panel Display System 
Version  v1.03, 03/12/94
Author   Rick W. Hodgson 
         1635 Village Glen Dr.
         Raleigh, N.C. 27612 
         (see EMail Addresses)
Distrib. Shareware 
Type     REXX DLL 
Price    $15 - $20
Source   BBS 
         Name: PDS.* 

Description from the author: 
"The Panel Display System provides a simple yet powerful method by which 
an application developer can create an interactive user interface without 
requiring OS/2 Presentation Manager (PM). 
The method by which information is presented by the application to the end 
user and information from the end user is returned to the application is 
via a construct known as a 'PANEL'. 
A panel is defined by the developer and displayed by the application thru 
calls to the REXX application programming interface (API), herein referred 
to as the REXX Panel Display API or rxPD, or thru calls to an optional 
high level language interface. 
As the end user interacts with a displayed panel, the PD system takes care 
of most keystrokes and combinations of keystrokes, known as chords, 
without the application having to interpret these keystrokes. 
The application can, however, be written to handle any keystroke that 
might require special handling other than the PDS default for that key or 

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