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 Switch video mode

     GMODE([<nMode>]) --> aOldState


     <nMode> is a numeric value that represents the video mode.

     The following are valid <nMode> values.  They are all #defines in

     Video Mode Constants
     Constant                      Description
     LLG_VIDEO_TXT                 Switch to text mode
     LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16      Switch to VGA 640x480x16 mode
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_800_592_16     Switch to VESA 800x592x16
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_1024_768_16    Switch to VESA 1024x768x16
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_1280_1024_16   Switch to VESA 1280x1024x16
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_640_480_256    Switch to VESA 640x480x256
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_800_592_256    Switch to VESA 800x592x256
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_1024_768_256   Switch to VESA 1024x768x256
     LLG_VIDEO_VESA_1280_1024_256  Switch to VESA 1280x1024x256

     Note:  LLG_VIDEO_TEXT and LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16 are the only two
     video modes applicable to CA-Clipper.

     You can precede <nMode> by a minus sign.  Supplying a negative argument
     in this manner causes GMODE() to check if the specified mode is
     available without switching to that mode.


     If the video mode is available, GMODE() will return an array containing
     the settings for the requested video mode.  The following table shows
     the array structure:

     aOldState Structure
     Array Position           Return Value
     LLG_MODE_TEXT_ROW        Numeric value representing the number of text
                              rows on screen.
     LLG_MODE_TEXT_COL        Numeric value representing the number of text
                              columns on screen.
     LLG_MODE_GRAPH_ROW       Numeric value representing the number of
                              graphic rows on screen.
     LLG_MODE_GRAPH_COL       Numeric value representing the number of
                              graphic columns on screen.
     LLG_MODE_FONT_ROW        Numeric value representing the number of
                              graphic rows per character.
     LLG_MODE_FONT_COL        Numeric value representing the number of
                              graphic columns per character.
     LLG_MODE_COLOR_MAX       Numeric value representing the number of
                              available colors.
     LLG_MODE_IN_USE          Numeric value representing the video mode that
                              was in use before calling GMODE().  See table
                              in the Arguments section.
     LLG_MODE_LIB_VERSION     Numeric value representing the version of the
                              LLIBG library.
     LLG_MODE_LST_COLOR       Numeric value representing the last color used
                              in a GXXX()function.  This value will be used
                              in the next call to a GXXX() function if the
                              color parameter is not defined.  The initial
                              value is 7.
     LLG_MODE_LST_MODE        Numeric value representing the last mode

     If <nMode> is omitted, GMODE() returns the current video mode settings.


     The GMODE() function is used to change the video mode or to retrieve
     information about the current video mode.  CA-Clipper graphic mode
     supports the video modes described above.  LLG_VIDEO_TEXT and
     LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16 are the only two video modes applicable to
     CA-Clipper.  You can switch between modes at any time in your
     application.  To switch to regular text mode use GMODE(LLG_VIDEO_TXT).
     The video will not change if GMODE() is called without parameters.
     GMODE() will return the current video mode information only.

     When switching from LLG_VIDEO_TXT to LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16 mode, all
     displayed text lines are converted to the equivalent graphic mode
     display.  This conversion does not happen when switching back to text
     mode.  If you need an application to start in graphic mode with an empty
     screen, call CLS before calling GMODE (LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16).

     Important!  To switch video modes, the SET VIDEOMODE command must be
     used.  Without this command, the video mode may not be switched


     During video mode switching, the library calls CA-Clipper's SETMODE()
     function with 25,80 as parameters.  If you use other values, the call to
     GMODE() should be followed with a call to SETMODE (nYourRow,nYourCol).

     In graphic mode, you have access to all available screen lines and
     columns.  Any call to SETMODE() with a number of lines less than or
     equal to 30 causes CA-Clipper graphic mode to use a 16-pixel font that
     yields 30 lines.

     For example, if you call SETMODE (25,80) with a font that is 8 pixels
     wide by 16 pixels high, and switch video mode to
     LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16, the same font is used.  You get an additional
     5 rows of text to the specified 25 i.e.,(480/16) = 30 rows of text!

     CA-Clipper uses the following chart for calculating font sizes based on
     video settings:

     SETMODE(nRow, nColumn) Calculation Chart
     nRow      Fonts          Number of Rows Available
     31- 34    14-pixel font  34
     43        See note below
     60+       8-pixel font   60

     Note:  The 43-line mode being an EGA emulation of a VGA card, is not
     available in 640 x 480 x 16 mode.

     The following are the available settings:

     Available Settings
     Wide / High Pixels     Column / Row
     640 x  480             80 x  30 or 80 x  60
     800 x  592             100 x  37 or 100 x  74
     1024 x  768            128 x  48 or 100 x  96
     1280 x 1024            160 x  64 or 160 x 128

     During the execution of a QUIT or on the last RETURN of your
     application, the application is automatically set back to the starting
     video mode, which is usually text mode.

     Note:  CA-Clipper uses the ROM fonts of your VGA video card.  This
     allows you to speed up text display.  It guarantees zero use of main
     memory since no font loading is required, even in graphic mode.  You can
     also avoid having to provide one or more font files with the .EXE.


     .  This example executes an entire application in graphic mode:

        // Switch to graphic mode
        SET VIDEOMODE TO LLG_MODE_VGA_640_480_16

        // This is equivalent to GMODE (LLG_VIDEO_VGA_640_480_16)
        // Your CA-Clipper instructions will now operate
        // in graphic mode!
        QUIT                            // End of application

     .  This example stores the graphic mode parameters in variables
        which can be used later on in an application:

     // Switch to graphic mode and save the current graphic mode
        // settings
        SET VIDEOMODE TO LLG_MODE_VGA_640_480_16
        aMode := GMODE()
        // Store the different values
        nTxtRow    := aMode[LLG_MODE_TEXT_ROW]
        nTxtCol    := aMode[LLG_MODE_TEXT_COL]
        nGraRow    := aMode[LLG_MODE_GRAPH_ROW]
        nGraCol    := aMode[LLG_MODE_GRAPH_COL]
        nFonRow    := aMode[LLG_MODE_FONT_ROW]
        nFonCol    := aMode[LLG_MODE_FONT_COL]
        nColorMax  := aMode[LLG_MODE_COLOR_MAX]
        nVideoMode := aMode[LLG_MODE_IN_USE]

        nLibVer    := aMode[LLG_MODE_LIB_VERSION]
        nLstColor  := aMode[LLG_MODE_LST_COLOR]
        nLstMode   := aMode[LLG_MODE_LST_MODE]

     .  This example creates two pseudo-functions which return the
        number of lines and columns in pixels, similar to the way MAXROW()
        and MAXCOL() return line and column values:

        #translate GMAXROW()   => GMODE()[LLG_MODE_GRAPH_ROW]
        #translate GMAXCOL()   => GMODE()[LLG_MODE_GRAPH_COL]

     .  This is a similar function that returns the number of colors

        #translate GMAXCOLOR() => GMODE()[LLG_MODE_COLOR_MAX]

 Files   Library is LLIBG.LIB, header file is Llibg.ch.

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