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The SET MESSAGE WINDOW [<window name>] command does not work as expected.
This command is supposed to let you specify where to display messagescreated with the WAIT, @ ... PROMPT, DEFINE BAR, DEFINE MENU, DEFINE PAD,and DEFINE POPUP commands. It cannot be used to control the placement of aWAIT WINDOW.
The following program demonstrates the intended usage of the SET MESSAGEWINDOW command:
DEFINE WINDOW X FROM 20,20 TO 23,65 ACTIVATE WINDOW X SET MESSAGE WINDOW X WAIT 'Check out the location of this message!' RELEASE WINDOW x CLEAR SET MESSAGE WINDOW && Resets SET MESSAGE WINDOW to the default WAIT 'Now look where the message appears by default'
However, if you eliminate both SET MESSAGE WINDOW lines from this codesample, the program performs no differently.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft productslisted at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problemand will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as itbecomes available.