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UIFC

Background

UIFC (User InterFaCe) is the text mode full-screen user interface library used by SCFG, echocfg, and others. It was originally inspired by the text mode user interface for NetWare 2.x server management utilities for DOS (e.g. SYSCON), and was written from scratch by Digital Man.

Implementations

Over the years, a few different implementations have been ported/written. Today, only three survive.

uifc.c

The original DOS 16-bit implementation, initialized using uifcini(). This implementation is no longer supported and may have problems due to the size of integers.

uifc32.c

The 32-bit port of the DOS version, initialized using uifcini32(). This is the best supported version and is reccomended for effectively every use.

uifcx.c

The command-line version using standard I/O, initialized using uifcinix(). This version is a “last resort” type of implementation. Many features don't work as intended and it can be difficult to navigate the menus. it is intended to work though.

Interfaces

Input

Mouse

In most environments, UIFC applications support mouse input:

  • Left-click to select a menu option
  • Left-click outside of active window to move backwards
  • Right-click to move backwards/exit
  • Left-click [■] to move backwards/exit
  • Left-click [?] for a context-sensitive help screen
  • Left-click to scroll down one page
  • Left-click to scroll up one page

Keyboard

Operation Keys
Move selection bar Up and Down arrows, Home (^B), End (^E), Page-up (^U), Page-down (^D)
Select item Enter
Edit item F2
Insert item Insert or +
Delete item Delete or -
Exit ESC or Backspace (^H)
Copy item ^C or Ctrl-Insert or F5
Cut item ^X or Shift-Delete
Paste item ^V or Shift-Insert or F6

C Interface

Javascript Interface

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