Ticket #227 ( Pending IE )

Short Description No Field Exit Key
Entered By: pdo When: 1998-12-10 14:02:14 Build: 1.04.2b
Categories Type: Question   Department: Product   Category: Evaluation
On a standard 5250 keyboard there is a field exit key. In your emulation software, I cannot find one. The enter key appears to work, but all of our Documentation tells the user to use the field exit key. Any plans to add one?
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1998-12-10 14:05:26  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Do you mean a Field Exit key as a button in the template?

Thing is, Field Exit is a function in the terminal (or in this case the browser), to erase from the cursor right and tab to the next field. We can implement this in JavaScript and hook it to a key on the PC keyboard, but which PC key should we use? The Enter key now is a full form submit-- we could use the Enter key to the right of the numeric keypad, if that would make sense...

Append By: pdo  When: 1998-12-10 16:30:00  New Status: Pending IE
Comment It could be added to the template. I had an AS/400 person test the software, and one of his main complaints was he could not find a field exit key. Or an ATTN,or a RESET... Apparently these are standard keys on 5250 devices (I don't use 5250 myself so I wouldn't know). But he feels he has to have these keys somewhere to do his job.
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1998-12-10 16:36:55  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment We currently are testing an ActiveX control for IE4 and will quickly have a plug-in for Netscape which enables re-mapping of the PC-keyboard, so that you can change the way keys like the Enter key function...

With this, you can implement/remap any key on the keyboard and with the way we implemented it, you can either hand-off to the SurferSubmit function (enters the form), or a JavaScript function which performs a "field-exit" type of TAB. We can remap the ESC key to the ATTN key...RESET isn't as necessary in the browser environment, as we tend to automatically unlock the keyboard in the Screensurfer emulation session, and browsers never lock the keyboard at the user side.

Append By: arnie@simcona.com  When: 1999-06-29 22:34:36  New Status: Pending IE
Comment Usually the plus + key on the numeric pad is emulated as the field exit key in a 5250 environment.