|SAS Companion for the Microsoft Windows Environment
the most impressive features of OLE 2.0 is visual editing--the
ability to edit an embedded object in-place, without explicitly changing to
To activate visual editing for an OLE object in your
FRAME entry at build time, click the right mouse button and select Edit. To
activate visual editing at run time, simply double-click on the object. If
the object's application supports visual editing as a server application,
then the following occurs:
- The object's representation in the FRAME entry
changes to an editing session of the actual object. The object's borders
might change to accommodate the tools supplied by the server application.
- The SAS menu bar changes to accommodate the menu
bar of the server application. The File and Window menu remains the same, but the remainder of the menu
bar changes to that of the server application.
- If the server application normally provides any
tools, such as toolbar icons or a floating toolbox, those items also become
For example, SAS/AF FRAME Entry with Word Object Activated shows a SAS/AF FRAME entry with a Microsoft
Word object activated.
SAS/AF FRAME Entry with Word Object Activated
After this transformation, you can edit
the object using
all of the tools and menus provided by the server application.
To end your visual editing session, click elsewhere
inside the FRAME entry and outside the object. SAS resumes control of the
session, and returns to the default SAS menus and tools.
- The HSERVICE entry is automatically updated at
the end of a visual editing session only if the object has been
saved previously (that is, an HSERVICE entry has been created for it). Otherwise,
you must select Save (or End)
from the File menu in SAS/AF software to create
the HSERVICE entry.
Also, if you modify the object during TESTAF mode and
you want to save the modifications in the HSERVICE entry, you must update
the object's contents by selecting Update from
the Locals menu before returning to BUILD mode.
- If you move the OLE object within the FRAME entry
during visual editing (in BUILD mode), the object returns to its original
position when you click outside of it (ending the visual editing session).
If you want to move the object to another position in the FRAME entry, end
the visual editing session and then move the object region.
- Most OLE objects require that you double-click
on them to activate them. However, a few types of objects require only a single-click
to activate them.
- If you attempt to edit a linked object or an OLE
object whose server application does not support visual editing, the server
application launches as a separate instance and allows you to edit the object.
This is known as open editing and is consistent with the behavior
of linked objects and all OLE 1.0 objects.
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