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Project R0.1 20131- OOP344

Revision as of 00:11, 3 February 2013 by Fen Jian Zhou (talk | contribs) (Help)

Release

  • 0.1

Notes

  • Pull the changes of the two files bconsole.cpp and bconsole.h to version 1.02 (Feb 1, 2013) from the console directory in notes repository of your section
  • Using Linux: please use putty only and set the keyboard to
    Backspace = Ctrl-?
    Home and End = Standard
    Function keys and keypad = Linux
    And then:
    Connection > Data > Terminal-type string = linux (This step must be done when first connecting through putty!)
    Or if you have already connected, type in (export TERM="linux") without brackets
  • Guide for Using Borland 5.5
    Note that to change the cmd.exe window size, right click on the top bar -> Properties -> Layout Tab

Due Dates

  • Tue, Feb 5th

Help

Release 0.1
Question Comments
Can someone help me uderstand these two underlined requirements. Thanks a lot for your help!! -Chun
Your function does not allow the cursor to move before the start of the field or past the end of the field. If the field ends at the right edge of the screen, your function does not allow the cursor to the right of that edge.
I think this means that: if the last position of the field is at getCols(), you cannot allow the cursor position to go beyond that. Remember xMOVER? how it console.alarm()'s when you try to go past getCols()? Its basically saying that, the cursor MUST stay within the field. -fjzhou
END - moves the cursor to the position to the right of the last character in the string, changing the offset, if necessary. If the last character is at the edge of the screen, moves the cursor to that character. Same thing as the previous question? *curPos = getCols() ? -fjzhou

Thank you, fjzhou. I wonder why I didn't use any code from XMOVER. If you are right, then we have to keep tracking the cursor position on the screen by using getPos() function and comparing with the getCols()? However, I don't think that would be a problem since we keep adjusting the strOffset if the curPosition is at the end of the field. Then the last character of the string will not be at the edge of the screen and the cursor will be. So why would we put the cursor on the last character of the string? -Chun

Can someone tell why "TAB" key does't work on the matrix using PUTTY. I have set the keybord already........hqiao3
Im having problems with the initial corrections with the offset and curpos. test 4.1 - when i have to correct curpos 40 to 19, program crashes. I know it has to do with the creating a local variable instead of pointing to external.
here is my code that crashes the program:
http://www.noobiedev.com/oop344/oop344-release-0-1-bug/
Create two local variables to store *strOffset & *curPosition,the purpose of doing this is:

1. if IsTextEditor is true, test if *strOffset is changed, then teminate the program;(to do this, test everytime you press key that means test it in the loop);
2. when press the ESC key, if IsTextEditor is false, program revert to the original value(*strOffset & curPosition & *str);

Before the loop, test this two variables (*strOffset & *curPosition) is vaild:
1. Is *strOffset & *curPosition NULL? if it is , set to 0;
2. Does *strOffset go beyond (>string's len)? then, set to a valid value;
3. If *curPosition > fieldLength? or > strlen? or *curpostion > strlen-*stroffset,if it is, then reset it to an appropriate value.
I hope these can help you to solve you problem.--hqiao3


okay, a local variable for the offset that holds zero simply means creating a local variable int a = 0;

to be pointed instead of an external variable. means curPosition = &a; (do this only when curPosition==0)



Thanks for the input. Turns out my problem had nothing to do with this. it was due to: delete [] variable being in the wrong place


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Release 0.1
Title Author Comments
OOP344 Project - Release 0.1 - Sleep is key! fjzhou
OOP344-Project R0.1--Insert a char into *str --- simple method

hqiao3

*insertMode==True

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this first assignment, you will have demonstrated the abilities to design and code

  • functions that use the basic console input and output library
  • a line editor
  • use of extern
  • operator overload
  • use of namespaces

Console Line Editing Facility

As your first assignment, you are to upgrade the basic console input output class (BConsole) to include line-display and line-editing facilities and use of "<<" and ">>" operators for character I/O and string output.

Specifications

Your submission consists of a class called Console that is to be inherited from BConsole in a namespace called cio. Your application module is fully portable across Borland C++5.5 on windows, Linux GNU C++, Viusual C++ on Windows and Mac C++ platforms which accepts console input, and provides console output through the set of facilities available in your Console module.

The name of the library object to be created is console. The header file for the original version of this module is console.h and the implementation file for the original version is console.cpp. All of the identifiers for the library module and all upgrades to the module are defined in the cio namespace (short for console input output).

Your upgrade in this assignment consists of creating a class called Console, inherited from BConsole, implemented in two files; console.h and console.cpp:

In addition to all public methods of BConsole, Console must have the following two public methods and overload "<<" and ">>" operators.

external links

  • instantiate Console, in an object called "console" in cio namespace and create an external linkage to in console.h
  • create a global integer variable in console.cpp called CIO_TABSIZE and initialize it to 4
unsigned int CIO_TABSIZE = 4;

then create an external link in console.h to make it available in all cio files. Use this variable when you need the tab-size.

display() method

void display(const char* str, int row, int col, int fieldLen=0); 

This method outputs the C-style, null-terminated string pointed to by str starting at row row and column col of the screen in a field of fieldLen characters. Row value 0 refers to the top row, and column value 0 refers to the left-most column.

If the string is longer than fieldLen, your function displays the first fieldLen characters. If the string is shorter than fieldLen, your function displays the entire string , followed by enough trailing spaces to fill out the field completely.

If fieldLen is 0, your function displays the entire string with no trailing spaces.

Your function positions the cursor after the last character displayed. Your function does not flush the output buffer. The results are undefined if the starting position of the string is not within the dimensions of the screen.

edit() method

  int  edit(char *str, int row, int col, int fieldLength, int maxStrLength, 
         bool* insertMode, int* strOffset, int* curPosition,  
         bool IsTextEditor = false, bool ReadOnly = false);

This method is to be written in two steps.

Step one

Ignore the last two arguments of the edit method (IsTextEditor and ReadOnly) and write the method as follows:

This method edits the C-style, null-terminated string pointed by str. The parameter row holds the row (0 is the top row) of the string on the screen. The parameter col holds the starting column (0 is the left-most column) on the screen. The parameter fieldLength holds the length of the editable field. The string may be larger than the field itself, in which case part of the string is hidden from view. The parameter maxStrLength holds the maximum length of the string, excluding the null byte. The parameter insertMode points to a bool variable that holds the current insert mode of the string. The parameter insertMode receives the address of a variable that stores the current editing mode - insert or overwrite. The parameter strOffset points to an int variable that holds the initial offset of the string within the field; that is, the index of the character in the string that initially occupies the first character position in the field. The parameter curPosition points to an int variable that holds the initial cursor position within the field; that is, the index of the character in the field at which the cursor is initially placed.

  • Initial Corrections
    If the initial offset is beyond the end of the string, your function resets the offset to the length of the string; that is, to the index of the character immediately beyond the end of the string. If no offset variable is pointed to; that is, if the address of the variable is NULL, your function sets the offset to the index of the first character in the string; that is, to 0. (to do this have a local variable for the offset that holds zero to be pointed instead of an external variable)
    If the initial cursor position is beyond the end of the field, your function resets the position to the last character in the field. If the position is beyond the end of the string, your function resets the position to that immediately beyond the end of the string. If no cursor position variable is pointed to; that is, if the address of the variable is NULL, your function sets the cursor position to the first position in the field; that is, to position 0.(like the offset, to do this have a local variable for the cursor position that holds zero to be pointed instead of an external variable)

Your function does not allow the cursor to move before the start of the field or past the end of the field. If the field ends at the right edge of the screen, your function does not allow the cursor to the right of that edge.

Your function uses the symbolic names for non-ASCII and special keys defined in the keys.h header file. These names are the same symbolic names as those used in the original library module.

The user terminates editing by pressing ENTER, TAB, ESCAPE, UP, DOWN, PGUP, PGDN or any of the function keys F(1) through F(12) inclusive. If the user presses ESCAPE, your function aborts editing, replaces the contents of the string with the original contents upon entry into your function, and leaves the offset and cursor position values unaltered. In order to be able to revert to the original string, your function needs to allocate memory at run time.

At termination, your function passes back through the same int variables the current values of the offset and the cursor position, unless no variables were pointed to upon entry into your function; that is, unless the value of either address was NULL.

Your function returns an int identifying the key that the user pressed to exit the function.

Your function takes no action (other than perhaps beeping) if the user tries to enter too many characters (if, for example, the string is full in insert mode, or the cursor is positioned after the last character of a full string in overstrike mode).

Your function handles the non-ASCII keys as follows

  • LEFT - moves the cursor left one character, if possible, changing the offset, if necessary.
  • RIGHT - moves the cursor right one character, if possible, changing the offset, if necessary.
  • HOME - moves the cursor to the beginning of the string, changing the offset, if necessary.
  • END - moves the cursor to the position to the right of the last character in the string, changing the offset, if necessary. If the last character is at the edge of the screen, moves the cursor to that character.
  • INSERT - toggles Insert/Overstrike mode. In Insert mode, your function inserts a printable character into the string at the current cursor position, moves the remainder of the string to the right to make room for the inserted character, and positions the cursor just to the right of the inserted character. The printable characters are the characters from space (' ') to tilde ('~') inclusive in the ASCII table. In Overstrike mode, your function overwrites the character (if any) at the current cursor position with a printable character and advances the cursor just to the right of the new character. If the cursor is past the end of the string, your function appends a printable character to the string as long as the string isn't full, regardless of the mode.
  • DEL - discards the character at the current cursor position and moves all characters to the right of the cursor position one position to the left.
  • BACKSPACE - discards the character to the left of the current cursor position, if possible, moves the characters at and to the right of the cursor position one position to the left, if possible, and positions the cursor one character to the left, if possible.

edit() always displays blanks in any part of the field that is not occupied by the string. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DOES YOUR FUNCTION CHANGE ANY POSITION ON THE SCREEN OUTSIDE THE FIELD. For example, your function does not display status information (such as "INS" or "OVR") elsewhere on the screen, since such displays limit the programmer's ability to design their own screen layouts.

You may assume that it is the calling program's responsibility to ensure that the string array is large enough to handle maxStrLength characters and that the starting screen position provides enough room (on the screen) for the field, etc.

Edit Method Interface
 
Edit Method Function Diagram
 
Interface Diagram

Step two

First run your program with cio_test.cpp and make sure it passes all the tests up to and including "4.16". If all tests are passed continue with step two:

IsTextEditor

If IsTextEditor is true and the value of *strOffset is changed at any time, then terminate the edit function immediately and return 0;

TAB key

If IsTextEditor is true and TAB key is hit, then instead of terminating the function, CIO_TABSIZE spaces are inserted into str. CIO_TABSIZE is to be global variable (unsigned integer initially set to be 4) to hold the number of spaces to be inserted when tab is hit.

ReadOnly

If ReadOnly is true, then edit function works exactly like before, except that any modification to the data (the content of the str string) will be ignored.

Overload "<<" and ">>" operators

operator>>

Console& operator>>(Console& cn, int& ch);

Get a key from keyboard using cn and store it in ch;

operator<<

Console& operator<<(Console& cn, char ch);

Print the character ch on the screen, where the cursor is located, using cn and return the cn reference;

Console& operator<<(Console& cn, const char* str);

print the string str on the screen where the cursor is using cn and return the cn reference


Submission

Compile and test your upgrade with your test main in the following three command-line environments:

Local PC: Borland 5.5

bcc32 bconsole.cpp console.cpp cio_test.cpp

Local PC: Microsoft .net

Local Mac: (use -lcurses to link curses library)

c++ bconsole.cpp console.cpp cio_test.cpp -lcurses -Wno-write-strings

matrix: GNU (use -lncurses to link ncurses library)

g++ bconsole.cpp console.cpp cio_test.cpp -lncurses -Wno-write-strings

For submission purposes, your solution must compile, link, and run without errors in each environment.

Tester Demo

To see how tester runs, you can run on Matrix (only use putty with the setting stated at Notes) run:

$ ~fardad.soleimanloo/cio_test

Submission details

The due date for submission is: Tue, Feb 5th 23:59

First pull the changes of the two files bconsole.cpp and bconsole.h to version 1.02 (Feb 1, 2013) from the console directory in notes repository of your section.

Test your program with cio_test.cpp from the same console directory stated above. When your program passed all the tests; on matrix, create a directory and copy all the source files (console.cpp, console.h, bconsole.cpp, bconsole.h) into it. Then copy cio_test.o v 0.94.1 from "~fardad.soleimanloo" and then compile your code with your professors version of cio_test (i.e cio_test.o) and run it. If all the tests are passed successfully, an email will be sent to your professor automatically with your source code (console.h and console.cpp) attached to it.

to copy the cio_test.o do the following.
From the directory containing all source files:

$cp ~fardad.soleimanloo/cio_test.o .

to compile the code:

$g++ bconsole.cpp console.cpp cio_test.o -lncurses

This should not generate any warnings.
To run the test (with automatic submission)

$ a.out your_student_number Your Full Name as on Student Card <ENTER>

Example:

$ a.out 012345678 Home Jay Simpson <ENTER>