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PostponeRedraw macro command

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Macro commands may be used either in macros or by sending the commands to DPlot via dynamic data exchange (DDE). Some commands are valid only in macros (noted by Macros Only). Commands sent to DPlot via DDE must be enclosed by square brackets [     ]. Macro commands should not include the brackets.

Command parameters shown in the descriptions below are placeholders for the actual values. Command parameters are either numeric values, equations that evaluate to numbers, or character strings. Character string parameters are always bound by double quotation marks. Equations must be preceded by an equals sign (=).

The pipe symbol (|) in the command syntax indicates that a parameter is optional, and should not be included in your macro unless otherwise noted.

All indices into arrays are 1-based, e.g. Curve1=1 refers to the first curve in a plot.

A 0x prefix for numbers in the descriptions below indicates hexadecimal notation; e.g. 0x0010 = 16.

JR/Viewer indicates that the command is supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.
JR/Viewer indicates that the command is NOT supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.



JR   Viewer

Delays redrawing any changes made to the document. This command may be useful when making many minor changes to a plot that would ordinarily cause the plot to be redrawn. The document will be redrawn after issuing a ViewRedraw command, or after issuing any command that causes the conversation to reference a different document (FileOpen, for example).

NOTE: The setting for PostponeRedraw will remain in effect only for the current DDE conversation. For macros, the entire macro is handled by a single conversation. However, if you are using DPLOTLIB function calls to communicate with DPlot, and specifically calling DPlot_Command, the DDE conversation is established and terminated for each call. If you have several commands for which you are calling DPlot_Command and want to postpone redrawing, group those commands together in one call.



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