dxcalendar(1X)dxcalendar(1X)NAMEdxcalendar - DECwindows calendar program
SYNOPSISdxcalendar [ flags ]
The dxcalendar command starts an online interactive calendar and
appointment book. The calendar stores and organizes information about
events, reminds you when the scheduled events are due to take place,
and can automatically schedule events that repeat on a regular basis.
When it first starts, dxcalendar creates a binary database file named
The dxcalendar command displays calendar information by providing indi‐
vidual windows for a year, month, or day. By default, dxcalendar dis‐
plays a window containing a month display with the current day enclosed
in a box.
To select a month or day, click on the appropriate name or number. To
move backwards and forwards within one display type, use the scroll
bars provided. To change from one display type to another, double-
click on the appropriate item. For example, to show a year display,
double-click on the year. To get context-sensitive help on a name or a
menu item, place the cursor on the item and press the Help key and MB1
For more information, click on the Help menu, or use the Help key.
Specifies the color of the window's border (color displays only). The
default is specified by means of the Session Manager's Customize Window
dialog box. Specifies the color of the window's background (color dis‐
plays only). The default is specified by means of the Session Man‐
ager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the display screen on
which dxcalendar displays its window. If the display option is not
specified, dxcalendar uses the display screen specified by your DISPLAY
environment variable. The display option has the format hostname:num‐
ber. Using two colons (::) instead of one (:) indicates that DECnet is
to be used for transport. The default is :0. For more information,
see X(1X). This flag is the same as the -d flag. Specifies the color
of the text (color displays only). The default is specified by means
of the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box.
The dxcalendar window contains the following menus:
File Edit Link View Entry Options Help
The File menu lets you modify the dxcalendar session. Updates take
effect immediately. The File menu contains the following menu items:
Lets you select the calendar you want to manipulate or open an addi‐
tional calendar. A dialog box is displayed prompting for the name of
the calendar. You can open calendars for which you do not have write
access. If you specify the name of a calendar that does not exist,
dxcalendar prompts you for the name of a calendar that you want to cre‐
ate. If you have write access to the specified directory, the calendar
is created with your default file access. Lets you open another calen‐
dar in another window. Allows you to include a file into an entry.
Closes the current calendar. If the current calendar is the only
active calendar, exits from dxcalendar. Renames the current calendar.
You are prompted for the new calendar name. Deletes a calendar. A
dialog box asking for confirmation is displayed. Writes a representa‐
tion of a specified range of timeslots in the calendar to a file in
PostScript, DDIF, or Text format and optionally lets you send the file
to a printer. If there is a currently selected timeslot range, dxcal‐
endar displays a dialog box asking you to confirm that the selected
range is to be printed. You can also specify the timeslot range by
entering the starting and ending times of the range to be printed.
Exits from the dxcalendar application and closes all dxcalendar win‐
The Edit menu contains the following menu items: Cuts the selected text
from the application window. Copies the selected text. Pastes the
text last cut or copied. Deletes selected text from an entry or
deletes a selected entry. Selects all entries or all text in an open
entry. Alters the display of the selected day. The Mark submenu con‐
tains the following menu items: Specifies that the selected day be
marked as it was at dxcalendar startup, after previously being marked
with one of the other four options. Specifies that the selected day be
marked as a work day (bold type). Specifies that the selected day be
marked as a non-work day (lighter type). Specifies that the selected
day be marked as a non-special day (normal type). Specifies that the
selected day be marked as a special day (bold, larger, and on color
displays, red type).
The Link Menu contains the following menu items: Iconifies the current
application window and invokes the appropriate application to display
the linked information. Invokes the appropriate application to display
the linked information but keeps the current application window open.
Input focus remains in the current application window. Moves to the
next step in the currently active navigation path. Displays informa‐
tion about the links for the selected object and lets you edit certain
link information. Shows the history of your navigation operations.
Reverses the most recent Visit or Go To operation. Go Back does not
delete or otherwise affect existing links. Specifies the source of a
link. Select a linkable object and then choose Start Link in the Link
menu of the hyperapplication. Completes the link using LinkWorks
default values. Select a linkable object to become the target of the
link, and then choose Complete Link in the Link menu of the hyperappli‐
cation. Displays a dialog box in which you can edit information about
the link, and completes the link when you click on OK. Select a link‐
able object to become the target of the link, and then choose Complete
Link... in the Link menu of the hyperapplication. Specifies that the
highlighting of linked objects be enabled (on) or disabled (off). This
item says Turn Highlight On if highlighting is currently disabled, and
it says Turn Highlight Off if highlighting is currently enabled.
Allows you to enable or disable highlighting, and to specify which
types of linkable objects are highlighted when highlighting is enabled.
The View Menu contains the following menu items: Changes the current
display to the display type of the selected item. For example, if a
day number is selected from a year display, the display type is con‐
verted to a day display, with the selected day displayed. The selected
item must be the name or number of a year, month, or day. Changes the
current display to a display of the current day. Changes the current
display to a day display. Changes the current display to a month dis‐
play. By default, dxcalendar displays the month containing the current
day. Changes the current display to a year display. By default,
dxcalendar displays the year containing the current day and month.
If you double click on a day, or choose either the Today or the Day
option from the View menu, the Entry menu is listed on the menu bar.
The Entry menu also appears on the menu bar when you invoke dxcalendar
if you have used the Customize menu's General option to select Day as
the First View. The Entry menu contains the following menu items: Lets
you add and delete calendar timeslot entries. This item is enabled
only if the day display is in use and a timeslot is selected. A dialog
box appears with a text window that lets you enter text into the
selected timeslot and prompts for an alarm. When the alarm is acti‐
vated, dxcalendar displays a dialog box listing the date, the time of
the timeslot and the contents of the timeslot entry, and emits a beep.
Closes an open entry. Deletes an entry. Removes any changes you have
made to the entry.
The Options menu contains the following menu items: Customize various
general options. Customize the day view. Customization affects the
default behavior when creating new entries. There is no effect on
already existing entries.
To modify existing entries, you can either open the Edit dialog
box from the Entry menu by double clicking with MB1 in the
timeslot's icon area, and then make day display modifications,
or you can select the Mark item from the Edit menu and then
select the various day display options. Customize the icon box
Customize the default alarms. Save current settings. Cancel
any unsaved changes you have made. Return to the default dxcal‐
The Help menu contains the following menu items: Starts context sensi‐
tive help. Enters the Overview help topic. Provides information on
how to use help. Provides information on the current version of Calen‐
dar. Provides a glossary of terms used in the Calendar application.
The dxcalendar application uses the values in the .Xdefaults file when
you logged in and uses the appropriate resource specification to cus‐
tomize the appearance or characteristics of its displayed dxcalendar
window. The format for a resource specification in the
[name*]resource: value Specifies the application name or the name
string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to
a component of an application. If this argument is not specified, the
resource assignment is globally available to all X applications. Spec‐
ifies the resource. Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the
The available class identifier is dxcalendar.
For more information, see X(1X).
FILESRELATED INFORMATIONlwkmanager(1X), lwksetup(1X), mwm(1X), X(1X)dxcalendar(1X)