About the Console dialog box

The Console dialog box is a live and interactive way to interface to Echoview. The Console dialog box requires a licensed Automation module.

To display the Console dialog box:

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Console controls Description
>

Indicates an active line ready for text entry.

ENTER key

Press ENTER to execute a command line or display an empty line.

Notes:

  • Text completion is not available for <ObjectName> or <Option> under the ENTER process.
  • Empty lines are are ignored but may be useful to visually separate command lines.

UP ARROW

DOWN ARROW

Press UP ARROW to review the last command in the active command line. UP ARROW moves backward through successful Console commands.

Press DOWN ARROW to move forward through Console commands.

Press SHIFT+UP ARROW/DOWN ARROW to complete a command with a selection from the last displayed list or the list of relevant action/option matches.

TAB key

Under text completion/matching a trailing space in the input text is interpreted as a completed word.

Note: SHIFT+ UP/DOWN ARROW can work with the last SHIFT+TAB list.

ESC key

Press the ESC key to return to a > prompt and an empty active line.

Press ESC again to restore the last text line.

HOME key

Press the HOME key to move the cursor to the start of the line.

Use <SHIFT+HOME> to select text from the start of the line to the cursor.

END key

Press the END key to move the cursor to the end of the line.

Use <SHIFT+END> to select text from the end of the line to the cursor.

LEFT ARROW

Press LEFT ARROW to move the cursor left.

Use CTRL+LEFT ARROW to move the cursor to the previous text block.

Use SHIFT+CTRL+LEFT ARROW to select the last text block. Use again to extend the selection to the last text block.

RIGHT ARROW

Press RIGHT ARROW to move the cursor right.

Use CTRL+RIGHT ARROW to move the cursor to the next text block.

Use SHIFT+CTRL+RIGHT ARROW to select the next text block. Use again to extend the selection to the next text block.

DELETE

Press DELETE to delete the next character or delete the selected text.

Use CTRL+DELETE to delete the next text block.

BACKSPACE

Press BACKSPACE to delete the last character.

Use CTRL+BACKSPACE to delete the last text block.

Console menu

The Console dialog box works with the Console menu and Console right-click menu:

Menu item Description
Move Cursor Up Move cursor up one line.
Clear Console Clear all text from the Console dialog box.
Cut Cut selected text to the clipboard.
Copy Copy selected text to the clipboard.
Paste Paste text from the clipboard.
Import Commands... Import commands from specified *.ec file.
Export Commands... Export successfully executed commands to a plain text *.ec file.
Export Commands As Python... Export successfully executed commands to a Python file that uses the COM Exec property. See also Command interface Echoview object action.
Export Commands As VBScript... Export successfully executed commands to a Visual Basic script file. See also Script creation.

The features of the Console dialog box include:

Script creation

On the Console menu or Console right-click menu:

The <Echoview> object also offers script creation <Actions>.

COM EvApplication.Exec method enables COM access to the Command interface.

See also

Command interface and command syntax
Properties options