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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - Other
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 15, 2021

QUHDSPH API Window border type

The 'QUHDSPH' API display a panelgroup help text in a window, however the window border is hardcoded to the 'dotted line' characters.

When not hardcoding window border characters, IBM i ACS displays the window border in a nice 3D-effect which is now overruled by the API.

Please remove the hardcoded window border characters from the API.

In addition, the API also destroys the window borders from underlying windows (which is a bug).


Use Case:

The 'QUHDSPH' API display a panelgroup help text in a window, however the window border is hardcoded to the 'dotted line' characters.

When not hardcoding window border characters, IBM i ACS displays the window border in a nice 3D-effect which is now overruled by the API.

Please remove the hardcoded window border characters from the API.

In addition, the API also destroys the window borders from underlying windows (which is a bug).


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    Moving this to under consideration for further review.