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AHELP for CIAO 4.9 ChIPS v1

current_window

Context: windows

Synopsis

Set the specified window as current.

Syntax

current_window(id)

Description

The function arguments.

Argument Description
id A ChipsId structure identifying the item, or a string containing the name of the object.

The current_window command sets the window indicated by the argument as the current window; see "ahelp currency" for general information on currency.

Use the info_current command to retrieve a list of all the current items in the ChIPS session, as shown below.

Example 1

chips> add_window("id=M31")
chips> add_window()
chips> current_window("M31")

Two windows are created. After the second window is created, it is current. The current_window command then sets the first window as the current window:

chips> print(info_current())
Window [M31]

If the 'all' label had been used instead - e.g.

chips> current_window('all')

then the output would include both windows:

chips> print(info_current())
Window [M31]
Window [win1]

Example 2

chips> id = ChipsId()
chips> add_window()
chips> add_window("id=M33")
chips> id.window = "win1"
chips> current_window(id)

This is similar to the previous example except that a ChipsId object is used to select the window.

Example 3

chips> add_window("id=M31")
chips> add_window()
chips> current_window("all")

Two windows are created. After the second window is created, it is current. The current_window command then makes all windows current.

Bugs

See the bugs pages on the ChIPS website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

concepts
chipsid, currency
utilities
clear
windows
add_window, deiconify_window, delete_window, get_window, iconify_window, print_window, set_window

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