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Other Documentation

This section contains links to documents in PDF format which describe other miscellaneous items used in ARRIS development.


ARRIS Directory Shorthand

Various computer file system directories that are used by ARRIS may be referred to by a shorthand name within ARRIS. ARRIS knows the location of these directories, saving the user or programmer from having to search for and/or spell out the full file system path.


Search Windows in ARRIS Programming

The Search Window is used in conjuntion with criteria ($crit) to perform searches for entities in ARRIS. The Search Window defines the area of the database to search.


Pattern Repeated Item Names On An Entity

The Repeated Item name for the RI used in an RI type of Pattern is stored on the Pattern entity in a very complex manner. This document describes how the name is contained on the entity and how it may be read, added, or changed on the entity.


Zone Types & Names On An Entity

The Zone Type and Name for a Zone is stored on the Zone entity in a very complex manner. This document describes how the type and name of a Zone is contained on the Zone entity and how they may be read, added, or changed on the entity.


Non-Scalable Repeated Items

Repeated Items may be created such that a portion of the RI does not scale up or down when a scale factor (other than 1) is current at the time of placement. This has useful application for things such as doors where the width of the door needs to be scalable, but the thickness of the door should remain constant. This document describes how to create non-scalable Repeated Items.


Windows Toolbars In ARRIS

MS Windows Toolbars may be custom created for use within ARRIS. They are present when the Windows Toolbars User Preference setting is On and are usually found docked to the top of the ARRIS window. This document describes how to write and load a custom MS Windows Toolbar in ARRIS.