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The IBPD System CLADS Create Shortcut Dialog is designed specifically for the IBPD System.  It contains the same functions in the Windows create shortcut with added extras to select the CLADS CLA file and Command Files linked to the CLADS Directories for organization and maintenance.  It is this dialog that the user will select the type of Command Mode of operation, In-Line or CLA file type.  The CLADS shortcut dialog is much different that the [protocol] shortcut menu.   The CLADS is designed for the user to use the entire system resources, the protocols are linked and designed for each BUS protocol specifically and are limited to each of the BUS protocols.





There is not much to creating a shortcut so there are no other main functions required except Return to the calling program.

2_CLA Exe File

The command Line Argument Executable file (filename.exe) is the application that incorporated the CLA mode of operation to execute the commands in the CLA file.  When the file is selected the creation date, last modified data and revision ID if available are displayed to the user.   There is a URL checkbox that defaults to explore however the user may enter and browser by using the browse button.

3_Command Line Argument File

This is the file created with the Create Command Line Argument File Dialog.  The User comment for this file are also displayed for general information.  This allows the user to see the applications for the file to insure the right file is being applied.  The user command Line argument is entered in the CLA file field and will be attached to the EXE file in quotes as entered.

This section also includes the Command and CLA file flags.  These flags allow the user to create a quick shortcut "In-Line" without any file attachments.  The In-Line feature is to accommodate applications that require all the command Line Arguments in a single line after the application.  Some of these applications are the older PMG-130 and PMG-M-130 Programmable Modulation Generators and applications like the GCC, Msdev, DevEnv and CL compilers and assemblers.  This allows the user to create Command Line Command (CLC) files for these applications to compile their applications.

    [x]Use CMD File - This flag is use to set the CMD file as the main Command Line Argument file for the shortcut.  This flag when set will ignore the CLA file and all the commands associated with it.  It was incorporated into the shortcut for special cases of the IBPD-SYS Application interface and used with selected protocols.  Generally the CMD file is included in the CLA file however if the user just wants the Command Configuration file to be executed then the user would check the Use CMD file and the Command file will be used as the Command Line Argument.  If the file exists in the CLA file then it will be displayed in the dialog.

    [x]In-Line CLA - This flag will read the CLA file and create a single in-line Command Line Argument attached to the selected EXE file.  This allows single in-line command line options to be created using the standard CLADS process.  When the In-Line CLA flag is set the CLA file will be read into an internal buffer then sort each line as a In-Line command option and create a single in-line command switch for each line of the CLA file.  The shortcut is created with this command line.  The maximum size of the command line is set to 32000 characters.  What makes this unique is the editing process for the CLA file on a line by line basis for long Command Line Options such as C compilers like GCC and CL and other assemblers.  When this function is used both CLA file and CMD file are disabled.  All commands are expected to be within the CLA file.  If the CLA file field is blank and the In-Line CLA [x] is set then the file browser will appear to select a CLA file to convert to a Single In-Line CLA and will automatically convert the file and display the string in the CLA field.  IF the CLA file is selected via the browse button then setting the In-Line CLA flag will convert the file selected and display the results in the CLA file Field.

    There are several flags that are associated with the In-Line CLA for the user to apply to a User Created Application.  These Flags are not part of the standard IBPD System CLA Command File included with All protocols.  They are part of all protocols and are identified by protocol as CLDCMD

      [x]Execute On Load - This is a user command flag to allow Execute on Load of Command Line Argument.  The Command for the CLD system is CLDEOL - Execute Command File On Startup.
      [x]Show Load Dialogs - This flag is a user flag to allow the message dialogs to be displayed.  The Command for the CLD system is  CLDSLD.
      [x]Turn Off Dialogs - This flag is a user flag to hide the dialogs when called.  The Command for the CLD system is  CLDHIDEDIAG.
      [x]Minimize Dialogs - This flag is a user flag to minimize the dialogs when called.  The Command for the CLD system is  CLDMINDIAG.

4_Command Configuration File  

This is the file that was created with the Create Command Configuration File Dialog. This file also shows the user comments in the dialog for clarity.  This allows the user to see the applications for the file to insure the right file is being applied.

5_Encryption Pass Phrase

This is the user encryption section. It allows the user to enter their own pass phrase that is internally encrypted and added to the file allowing the user to decrypt the file on any IBPD-SYS system by entering the private pass phrase.  If the pass phrase is lost there is no way to decrypt the shortcut and the associated files linked with it.  Keep the pass phrase in a safe area.  All data is encrypted, The Command File, The CLA File and the Shortcut. CLA file linked to the IBPD System .exe file.  If the internal private phrase is used only the registered IBPD System that encrypted it may decrypt it.  This allows for a strong level of encryption to protect proprietary information.  The current pass phrase length is 256 characters wide (2048 bits)  If the user does not want to user their own pass phrase then clear the User Encryption Pass phrase checkbox and the internal IBPD System pass phrase will be used.

6_Shortcut Location

The user may create folders in several areas for the created shortcut.   The user may also select an Icon from the application or from a user designed icon for the shortcut.  The default is the first icon in the EXE file selected.

The following areas that the shortcut may be placed are:

  • Desktop
  • Star - This is the first level of the Start Programs group.
  • Start-->Programs-> User Folder
  • Start-->Programs-->StartUp

7_Shortcut External Control Flags

These are additional flags added to the command line as requested.

8_HELP - This page.

9_Status - Status of last executed function.

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