FvwmForm

FvwmForm(1)                      Fvwm Modules                      FvwmForm(1)



NAME
       FvwmForm - input form module for Fvwm

SYNOPSIS
       Module FvwmForm [ Alias ]

       FvwmForm must be spawned by Fvwm.  If invoked from the command line,
       FvwmForm prints its version number and exits.

DESCRIPTION
       FvwmForm provides a mechanism to get user input and act accordingly.
       This is achieved by means of a form that the user can fill out, and
       from which the user can select actions he wants Fvwm to take.  A form
       consists of five types of items: text labels, single-line text inputs,
       mutually-exclusive selections, multiple-choice selections, and action
       buttons.  These items are arranged into several lines, with a very
       flexible layout.

       A text label only serves the purpose of explanation.  It cannot accept
       any input.

       A timeout entry provides a mechanism for timing out the form and
       performing a certain action when the timeout occurs.  The countdown is
       displayed similar to a text label except that it updates with the
       amount of time left.

       A text input field can be used to edit a single-line string.  FvwmForm
       accepts Emacs-style cursor movement keys.  See FvwmFormInput for
       details.  Mouse copy is not supported, but you can paste.

       A selection consists of several choices.

       The selection itself is a logical entity that doesn't have any display
       feature.

       Each choice is displayed as a push-button followed by a explanatory
       text label.  When selected, an exclusive choice shows a circle in the
       middle, while a multiple choice shows a check.

       An action button, when activated sends one or more commands to Fvwm or
       executes shell commands.  The shell commands can contain the content of
       the input fields on the form and reflect the setting of choices on the
       form.

       The action buttons can be activated thru keyboard or mouse.

INITIALIZATION
       FvwmForm invoked without an alias uses configuration commands  starting
       with "*FvwmForm".

       Normally you would invoke FvwmForm with an alias representing the name
       of a form, its configuration commands and configuration file.  For
       example, the command "Module FvwmForm Rlogin" uses configuration
       commands starting with "*Rlogin", and reads the optional configuration
       file "Rlogin".

       All forms, regardless of alias,  scan first for configuration commands
       that start with  "*FvwmFormDefault".   These  commands  normally come
       from the builtin form "FvwmForm-Form" which saves commands to the file
       ".FvwmForm".

       The physical reading of the optional input file, ".FvwmForm", is done
       only the first time FvwmForm is invoked, or after "FvwmForm-Form"
       updates the file.

       When the file ".FvwmForm" is read,  it is done  by sending the command
       "Read .FvwmForm  Quiet"   to fvwm.  Because of  the   way the  "read"
       command works, the file can  reside in your personal fvwm user
       directory, or be in the fvwm data directory.  See the description of
       the read command in the fvwm man page for more information about the
       environment variable $FVWM_USERDIR.

       Then FvwmForm reads the rest of the configuration fvwm has stored up.
       Fvwm stores configuration on an ongoing basis.  The initial
       configuration comes from the .fvwm2rc file.  Other sources, including
       "Read" commands can define a form.

       When letting  FvwmForm and fvwm  read files, remember that these files
       contain commands  that can  execute shell commands,  so  you should be
       careful about setting permissions on these files.

       When FvwmForm is invoked with a window context, e.g. from a window
       menu, all commands it sends to Fvwm will have that window context.
       This would allow FvwmForm to control the window it is invoked from.

       After all the configuration commands have been read, FvwmForm displays
       the form defined by the commands.


DEFAULTS
       FvwmForm creates a built-in form named "FvwmForm-Form" that creates a
       file called ".FvwmForm".  This file contains saved default form colors
       and fonts.  Other forms use these defaults unless they are overridden
       within the form.

       The default creating form would normally be invoked from a "module
       menu".  For example, if you call your module menu "Module-Popup", you
       would add the line:
       AddToMenu "Module-Popup" "FvwmForm Defaults" FvwmForm FvwmForm-Form
       When you select "FvwmForm Defaults" from your module menu, a form is
       displayed that shows the current defaults and allows you to change
       them.  If you activate the "Save Restart Me" button, the ".FvwmForm"
       file is written and "FvwmForm-Form" exits and restarts to show the new
       defaults.

       An example of what this file might contain after a save is:
         # This file last created by FvwmForm-Form on Sun Nov 28 11:18:26 EST 1999.
         *FvwmFormDefault: Font 10x20
         *FvwmFormDefault: InputFont 8x13bold
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonFont 10x20
         *FvwmFormDefault: TimeoutFont 10x20
         *FvwmFormDefault: Fore white
         *FvwmFormDefault: Back cornflowerblue
         *FvwmFormDefault: Colorset -1
         *FvwmFormDefault: ItemFore green
         *FvwmFormDefault: ItemBack gray40
         *FvwmFormDefault: ItemColorset -1
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonPointer hand2
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonInPointer star
         *FvwmFormDefault: InputPointer gumby
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonPointerFore blue
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonPointerBack gray
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonInPointerFore gray
         *FvwmFormDefault: ButtonInPointerBack blue
         *FvwmFormDefault: InputPointerFore
         *FvwmFormDefault: InputPointerBack
       The commands in this file are just like any other FvwmForm command
       except that they start with "*FvwmFormDefault".

       FvwmForm only reads the file ".FvwmForm" the first time it is started
       or after the file is changed by "FvwmForm-Form".  It does so by sending
       the command "*FvwmFormDefault: Read x". With "x" set to "y" or "n".
       "n" makes FvwmForm send a "read .FvwmForm quiet" command to fvwm.


VARIABLE SUBSTITUTION
       If you supply variables and values on the command line used to start
       FvwmForm (like this):

       Module FvwmForm MyForm ACTION=Browse "TITLE=Browse Form"

       Then all FvwmForm input commands undergo variable substitution.  The
       variables from the command line are exported.  Then every command gets
       expanded using the variables from the environment.  For example,
       assuming the above invocation of "MyForm", commands would be changed
       like this:

       Before  *MyForm: Text "$TITLE, Home $HOME, Going to $ACTION"
       After   *MyForm: TEXT "Browse Form, Home /home/me, Going to Browse"

       Using this facility should make it possible for one form to be used for
       different sets of input data.


CONFIGURATION
       The following commands can be set in the .fvwm2rc file or thru any of
       the other ways that fvwm can accept commands.  The simplest technique
       is to create a file in the read-only architecture-independent data
       directory, [PREFIX/share/fvwm] or your personal fvwm directory
       [$HOME/.fvwm], that matches the form alias.

       In the following paragraphs the string "FvwmForm" would normally be the
       form alias.

       FvwmForm reads commands before the form is ever displayed, and while
       the form is being displayed.

       The following commands are accepted before the form is displayed:
       Back
       Button
       ButtonFont
       ButtonInPointer
       ButtonInPointerFore
       ButtonInPointerBack
       ButtonPointer
       ButtonPointerFore
       ButtonPointerBack
       Choice
       Command
       Colorset
       Font
       Fore
       GrabServer
       Input
       InputFont
       InputPointer
       ItemBack
       ItemColorset
       ItemFore
       InputPointerFore
       InputPointerBack
       Line
       Message
       PadVText
       Position
       Selection
       Separator
       Text
       Timeout
       TimeoutFont
       Title
       UseData
       WarpPointer

       The following commands are accepted while the form is displayed:
       Map
       Stop
       UnMap

       The "Map", "UnMap" and "Stop" facility is under development and is
       currently not explained in this document, since it is likely to change.

       The order of the options DOES matter.  The first background text color,
       "*FvwmFormBack", encountered before a displayable item sets the default
       background color for the entire form.

       Other than that, colors, fonts, text, choices and buttons can be
       intermixed in any order.  The are no builtin limits on form size,
       number of items on a form, or number of fonts or colors used.


       *FvwmForm: GrabServer
           This option makes FvwmForm grab the mouse pointer on startup.  This
           feature is useful for things like logout verification.

       *FvwmForm: WarpPointer
           This option makes FvwmForm warp the mouse pointer into its window
           on startup.  It saves the user some mouse-travelling.

       *FvwmForm: Geometry geometry
           Specifies the FvwmForm window location.  This is similar to what
           the Position option does but is more flexible.

       *FvwmForm: Position x y
           Puts the FvwmForm window at location (x, y) on the screen.  By
           convention, a negative x (y) value measures distance from the right
           (bottom) of the screen.

           If this option is omitted, FvwmForm starts at the center of the
           screen.

       *FvwmForm: Colorset n
           Tells the module to use colorset n.

       *FvwmForm: Back color
           Specifies the background color of the FvwmForm window and any text
           in the window.  The first background color FvwmForm reads
           determines the overall screen background color. Switches off the
           Colorset option.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: Fore color
           Specifies the foreground color for displaying text labels.
           Switches off the Colorset option.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: ItemColorset n
           Tells the module to use colorset n for items.

       *FvwmForm: ItemBack color
           Specifies the background color for the text input windows, and the
           buttons.  Buttons are displayed as 3D depressable buttons.  Inputs
           are displayed as 3D indented fields.  Medium shade background
           colors work best.  Switches off the ItemColorset option.  See
           DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: ItemFore color
           Specifies the foreground color for the text input strings and
           button text. Switches off the ItemColorset option.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: Font font
           Specifies the font for displaying plain text.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: ButtonFont font
           Specifies the font for text in the action buttons.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: InputFont font
           Specifies the font for text input.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: TimeoutFont font
           Specifies the font for display the timeout counter and related
           text.  See DEFAULTS.

       *FvwmForm: Line justification
           Starts a new line.  A line can contain any number of text, input,
           buttons and choice items.  A FvwmForm window can have any number of
           lines.  The width of the window is that of the longest line.

           Justification of items in the line is specified by justification,
           which can be one of the following:

       left            Items are justified to the left of the window.

       right           Items are justified to the right of the window.

       center          Items are placed in the center of the window.

       expand          If there is only one item in the line, the item is
                       centered in the window.  If two or more items are
                       present, they are spread to fill the whole width of the
                       window.

       *FvwmForm: Message
           Defines a text area on the form that contains the last error
           message from fvwm.  For purposes of determining form size, the
           message area is considered to be 80 bytes long.  Its actual length
           is the same as the message received.  If the message exceeds 80
           bytes, you can see the rest of the message by resizing the form.

           You should not attempt to put any text, buttons or input fields on
           the same line after a message field.  Messages greater than 80
           bytes will overlay the remainder of the line.

       *FvwmForm: PadVText Pixels
           The number of pixels used as vertical padding between text items,
           line to line.  The default is 6 which looks good on lines
           containing text intermixed with input boxes, choices or buttons.

           For straight text, such as might appear on a help form, padding of
           zero looks better.

           (There are lots of other padding values used in form layout which
           can't currently be changed with commands.)

       *FvwmForm: Text string
           Displays string as plain text.  Line breaks must be achieved by
           multiple *FvwmForm: Line and *FvwmForm: Text options.  Blanks may
           be used to provide extra padding between items.

       *FvwmForm: Title string
           Displays string as the window's title.  The string must be enclosed
           in double quotes.  Using this command with anything other than a
           string enclosed in quotes creates a blank title.  If this command
           is not used, the window title is the form alias.

       *FvwmForm: Input name size init_string
           Specifies a text input item with name name.  A sub window of size
           characters in width is used for editing.  If init_string is
           present, it is the initial string when FvwmForm starts or resets
           itself.  The default initial string is "".

           You can mouse paste into an input field using button 2.  Buttons 1
           and 3 move the cursor in an input field.

           Input fields are always in insert mode, overtyping is not
           supported.

           Emacs type keystrokes are supported.

           Control-a, Home and Begin move to the front of an input field.
           Control-e and End move to the end of an input field.  Control-b and
           Left move left in an input field.  Control-f and Right move right
           in an input field.  Control-p, Up, and Shift-Tab move to a previous
           input field if any, if the form has one input field, recall
           previous value.  Control-n, Down, Return, Line-feed and Tab move to
           the next input field if any, if the form has one input field, for
           control-n and Down, restore previous input value.  Control-h moves
           backward in an input field erasing a character.  Control-d and
           Delete delete the next character in an input field.  Control-k
           erases for the cursor to the end of an input field.  Control-u
           erases the entire input field.

           When a form executes a command, all the input values are saved in a
           ring of input history 50 items deep.

           Meta(mod2)-"<" retrieves the previous value of an input field.
           Meta(mod2)-">" retrieves the next value of an input field.

           (For forms with one input field, use the much easier arrow keys.)


       *FvwmForm: Selection name type
           This option starts a selection item with name name.  Its choices
           are specified in following configuration commands.  The option type
           is one of the following:

       single          The selections are mutually exclusive.

       multiple        This is a multiple-choice selection.


       *FvwmForm: Separator
           Draws a 2 pixel shaded line across the form as a visual indication
           of a separate area.


       *FvwmForm: Choice name value on | off string
           Specifies a choice for a proceeding selection.  The choice item has
           a name and a value these are used in commands.  See *FvwmForm:
           Command.  The string is displayed to the right of the choice button
           as a label.

           The choice assumes the specified initial state ("on" means
           selected) when FvwmForm starts or resets.  If the selections are
           mutually exclusive, FvwmForm does NOT detect inconsistencies in the
           initial states of the choices, i.e. two or none of the choices can
           be selected.  However, once the user selects a choice, FvwmForm
           assures only one is selected.

       *FvwmForm: Button type string [key]
           This option specifies an action button.  The button has string as a
           label, and executes a set of Fvwm command when it is activated.
           The commands are the following *FvwmForm: Commands.

           The optional key specifies a keyboard shortcut that activates the
           button.  It is in either a control character, specified as ^@, ^A,
           ..., ^_, or a function key, specified as F1, F2, ..., F35.  Control
           keys that are used for cursor movement in text input fields cannot
           activate any buttons, with the exception of TAB (^I), RETURN (^M),
           LINEFEED (^J), which can activate a button when the cursor is in
           the last text input field.

           The behavior of the button is determined by type:

       continue        FvwmForm continues execution after sending the
                       commands.

       restart         After sending the commands, FvwmForm resets all the
                       values to the initial ones, and then continues
                       execution.

       quit            FvwmForm quits after sending the commands.

       *FvwmForm: Command command
           This option specifies an Fvwm command associated with the current
           button.  There can be more than one command attached to a button.
           Commands that appear before any *FvwmForm: Button option are
           executed at start-up time.  This is usually a beep that gets the
           user's attention.

           Commands starting with an exclamation mark (!) are executed by
           FvwmForm, all other commands are sent to Fvwm for execution.
           Before sending each command to Fvwm, FvwmForm recognizes variables
           of the following forms, and supply values to them.

       $(name)         If name corresponds to a text input field, the result
                       is the user's input string.  The special chars single-
                       quote, double-quote and backslash are preceded by a
                       backslash.

                       If name corresponds to a choice, the result is the
                       value of the choice (as specified in *FvwmForm: Choice)
                       if the choice is selected.  If the choice is not
                       selected, the result is a blank string.

                       If name corresponds to a selection, the result will be
                       a list of the selected values of all its choices
                       separated by spaces.

       $(name?string)  If name is a text input field and its value is not an
                       empty string, the result is string, with recursive
                       variable substitution applied.  If the input value is
                       empty, the result is empty.

                       If name is a choice and it is selected, the result is
                       string, with recursive variable substitution applied.
                       If the choice is not selected, the result is empty.

       $(name!string)  The same as the above, except that the converse
                       conditions are taken.

                       When using the "?" and "!" forms to pass a string, the
                       string is delimited by a right parenthesis.  If you
                       need to put a right parenthesis in a string, precede
                       the right parenthesis with a backslash.


       *FvwmForm: UseData datafile leading
           Tells FvwmForm to read a data file and extract data from module
           commands that match the "leading" argument and an input, choice, or
           selection variable in a form.

           This lets a form display current fvwm module configuration data.
           For an example of how this works, examine the file "FvwmForm-
           Rlogin" which is installed in read-only architecture-independent
           data directory, [PREFIX/share/fvwm] and shown below.

           For choices, the setting of the button is represented as the word
           "on",  all other values for a setting are treated as off.

           For selections, the setting of each choice button is determined by
           matching the current value of the selection against each choice.
           Currently, this only works correctly for selections that allow a
           single choice.

       *FvwmForm: ButtonPointer pointername
           Change the default mouse pointer (hand2) used when hovering over a
           button.  The pointername must be one of the names defined in the
           include file X11/cursorfont.h (without the XC_ prefix).  See
           DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: ButtonInPointer pointername
           Change the default mouse pointer (hand1) used while a button is
           pressed in.  The pointername must be one of the names defined in
           the include file X11/cursorfont.h (without the XC_ prefix).  See
           DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: InputPointer pointername
           Change the default mouse pointer (xterm) used while the pointer is
           over a text field.  The pointername must be one of the names
           defined in the include file X11/cursorfont.h (without the XC_
           prefix).  See DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: ButtonPointerFore|Back color
           Change the default mouse pointer foreground and background colors
           used when hovering over a button.  See DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: ButtonInPointerFore|Back color
           Change the default mouse pointer foreground and background colors
           used while a button is pressed in.  See DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: InputPointerFore|Back color
           Change the default mouse pointer foreground and background colors
           used while the pointer is over a text field.  See DEFAULTS.


       *FvwmForm: Timeout seconds command "text"
           Set up FvwmForm to time out after the amount of seconds specified.
           When the timer hits zero, command executes.  The text field is
           displayed much like a Text field, except that a '%%' in the line is
           replaced automatically by the amount of time left on the timer.
           The value gets updated every second as the timer counts down.
           There can only be one timeout field per form.


EXAMPLES
       All of the following "examples" are installed in the read-only
       architecture-independent data directory, [PREFIX/share/fvwm], during
       fvwm installation.

       The following commands create a menu to invoke the examples:

       DestroyMenu Forms
       AddToMenu Forms "&Q. QuitVerify" Module FvwmForm FvwmForm-QuitVerify
       AddToMenu Forms "&C. Capture"    Module FvwmForm FvwmForm-Capture
       AddToMenu Forms "&R. Rlogin"     Module FvwmForm FvwmForm-Rlogin
       AddToMenu Forms "&T. Talk"       Module FvwmForm FvwmForm-Talk

EXAMPLE 1 - Quit Verify
       This example simulates the mwm way of confirming logout.  Return does
       the logout, Escape cancels logout.  It times out after 20 seconds and
       performs the equivalent of the 'Logout' button.
       DestroyModuleConfig  FvwmForm-QuitVerify: *
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: GrabServer
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: WarpPointer
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Command     Beep
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Line        center
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Text        "Do you really want to logout?"
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Line        expand
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Button      quit "Logout" ^M
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Command     Quit
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Button      restart   "Restart" ^R
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Command     Restart
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Button      quit "Cancel" ^[
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Command     Nop
       *FvwmForm-QuitVerify: Timeout     20 Quit "Automatic logout will occur in %% seconds."


EXAMPLE 2 - Remote Login
       This example lets the user type in a host name, an optional user name,
       and opens an xterm window from the remote host.
       DestroyModuleConfig  FvwmForm-Rlogin: *
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: WarpPointer
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Line         center
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Text         "Login to Remote Host"
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Line         center
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Text         "Host:"
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Input        HostName        20      ""
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Line         center
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Selection    UserSel single
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Choice       Default Default on      "same user"
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Choice       Custom  Custom  off     "user:"
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Input        UserName        10      ""
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Line         expand
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Button       quit    "Login"         ^M
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Command      Exec exec ssh $(Custom?-l $(UserName)) $(HostName) xterm -T xterm@$(HostName) -display $HOSTDISPLAY &
       # Before saving the data, remove any previously saved data:
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Command DestroyModuleConfig FvwmForm-RloginDefault: *
       # The "Login" button causes a login and a saving of the current data:
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Command !(                        /bin/echo \
         "# Created by FvwmForm-Rlogin on: `/bin/date`.";  /bin/echo \
         '*FvwmForm-RloginDefault: HostName $(HostName)';  /bin/echo \
         '*FvwmForm-RloginDefault: UserName $(UserName)';  /bin/echo \
         '*FvwmForm-RloginDefault: Default $(Default?on)'; /bin/echo \
         '*FvwmForm-RloginDefault: Custom $(Custom?on)' \
       ) > ${FVWM_USERDIR}/.FvwmForm-Rlogin
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Button       restart "Reset"
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Button       quit    "Cancel"        ^[
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: Command      Nop
       # Tell FvwmForm to read vars from the .FvwmForm-RloginDefault file:
       *FvwmForm-Rlogin: UseData .FvwmForm-Rlogin *FvwmForm-RloginDefault


EXAMPLE 3 - Capture Window
       This example provides a front-end to xwd, xwud, and xpr.
       DestroyModuleConfig  FvwmForm-Capture: *
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       center
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Text       "Capture Window"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       left
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Text       "File: "
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Input      file            25      "/tmp/Capture"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       left
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Text       "Printer: "
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Input      printer         20      "$PRINTER"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       expand
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Selection  PtrType single
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Choice     PS      ps      on      "PostScript"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Choice     Ljet    ljet    off     "HP LaserJet"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       left
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Text       "xwd options:"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       expand
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Selection  Options multiple
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Choice     Brd     -nobdrs off     "No border"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Choice     Frm     -frame  on      "With frame"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Choice     XYZ     -xy     off     "XY format"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Line       expand
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Button     continue        "Capture"       ^M
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Command    Exec exec xwd -out $(file) $(Options) &
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Button     continue        "Preview"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Command    Exec exec xwud -in $(file) &
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Button     continue        "Print"
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Command    Exec exec xpr -device $(PtrType) $(file) | lpr -P $(printer) &
       *FvwmForm-Capture: Button     quit            "Quit"


EXAMPLE 4 - Talk Form
       This example provides a replacement for the module FvwmTalk.  There are
       2 forms, "FvwmForm-Talk." which executes commands, or sends commands to
       fvwm for execution, and "FvwmForm-TalkHelp."  which is a help form.

       In the help form, notice how vertical line spacing is changed.  Normal
       FvwmForm line spacing assumes text is intermixed with buttons, help
       forms require different spacing.

       # FvwmForm-Talk - Basic replacement for FvwmTalk
       DestroyModuleConfig  FvwmForm-Talk: *
       *FvwmForm-Talk: WarpPointer
       # Layout
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Line         center
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Text         "Talk to Fvwm"
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Line         left
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Text         "Command:"
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Input        Command 80 ""
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Line         left
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Text         "Msg:"
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Message
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Line         center
       # Buttons
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Button       restart    "Return - Execute"         ^M
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Command        $(Command)
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Button       continue    "F1 - Help" F1
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Command        Module FvwmForm FvwmForm-TalkHelp
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Button       restart     "F3 - Reset input" F3
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Command        Nop
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Button       quit        "F4 - Dismiss"  F4
       *FvwmForm-Talk: Command        Nop

       # FvwmForm-TalkHelp - Help Text for FvwmForm-Talk
       DestroyModuleConfig  FvwmForm-TalkHelp: *
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: WarpPointer
       # Layout
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    center
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "Talk to Fvwm - Help"
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    " "
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: PadVText 0
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "Enter commands in the
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "Commands beginning with
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "shell as a sub-process of the form."
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "All other commands are sent to fvwm for execution."
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    ""
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    "Fvwm error messages are shown on the
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    left
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Text    ""
       # Buttons
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Line    center
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Button  quit    "Return - Dismiss"         ^M
       *FvwmForm-TalkHelp: Command   Nop


BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
       FvwmForm is a fairly simple method of providing input.  There is no
       input validation facility.  FvwmForm has no way of dealing with lists.

       Report bugs to the fvwm-workers list.


COPYRIGHTS
       FvwmForm is original work of Thomas Zuwei Feng
       (ztfeng@math.princeton.edu).

       Copyright Feb 1995, Thomas Zuwei Feng.  No guarantees or warranties are
       provided or implied in any way whatsoever.  Use this program at your
       own risk.  Permission to use, modify, and redistribute this program is
       hereby given, provided that this copyright is kept intact.


CHANGES
       During the fall of 1998, Dan Espen removed all form size limits, added
       unlimited font and color changing, form spacing control, configuration
       file reading, global control of appearance, synchronous command
       execution, Error message display, variable substitution, configurable
       pointers, and lots of other damage.  No additional copyright is
       imposed.



Fvwm                       06 November 2016 (2.6.8)                FvwmForm(1)