[Guide to AmigaDOS 3\IconX] 
 

ICONX

Format: ICONX Template: (none) Purpose: To allow execution of a script file from an icon. Path: C:ICONX Specification: ICONX allows you to execute a script file of AmigaDOS commands via an icon. To use ICONX, create or copy a project icon for the script. Open the icon's Information window and change the Default Tool of the icon to C:ICONX and select Save to store the changed .info file. The script can then be executed by double-clicking on the icon. When the icon is opened, ICONX changes the current directory to the directory containing the project icon before executing the script. An input/output window for the script file will be opened on the Workbench screen. Several Tool Types can be specified in the icons for the script files. The WINDOW Tool Type lets you provide an alternate window specification for the input/output window. By default, the window's specification is: WINDOW=CON:0/50//80/IconX/AUTO/WAIT/CLOSE This has the effect of opening a window only if there actually is some output performed by the script. If a window does open, it will remain opened after the script terminates, until the user clicks on its close gadget. The WAIT Tool Type lets you specify the number of seconds the input/output window should remain open after the script terminates. Using this option will cause the default input/output window to not have a close gadget. There is also a DELAY Tool Type which works in a very similar way, except that its parameter is in 1/50th of a second, instead of in seconds. The STACK Tool Type lets you specify the number of bytes to use for stack for the script execution. If this Tool Type is not provided, the default 4096 bytes is used. Finally, the USERSHELL Tool Type lets you cause the script file to be run using the current User Shell instead of the normal ROM Shell. You must specify USERSHELL=YES for this to happen. User Shells are third party shells that you can purchase and install in your system to replace the standard shell environment that comes with the operating system. Extended selection can be used to pass files that have icons to the script. Their filenames appear to the script as keywords. To use this facility, the .KEY keyword must appear at the start of the script. In this case, the AmigaDOS EXECUTE command is used to execute the script file. See also: EXECUTE


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