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IBM Visualization Data Explorer Programmer's Reference

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DXMessage

Function

Presents a message to the user.

Syntax

#include <dx/dx.h>


void DXMessage(char *message, ...)

Functional Details

The message string should not contain newline characters, because the DXMessage routine formats the message in a manner appropriate to the output medium. For terminal output, this includes prefixing the message with the processor identifier and appending a newline. The message may be a printf form string, in which case additional arguments may be necessary.

You can also invoke standard error messages by specifying message as

"#number"
where number identifies a message in the file /usr/local/dx/messages. Note that many of the messages require one or more arguments.

Note: In combination with two other library routines, DXMessage can be used to form "long" messages. For details, see DXBeginLongMessage, DXEndLongMessage.

Return Value

None.

See Also

DXBeginLongMessage, DXEndLongMessage, DXSetError, DXErrorReturn, DXErrorGoto, DXWarning

13.1 , "Error Handling and Messages".


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