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When you are new at using the screen painter and/or the menu painter, a brief overall description can be useful. The screen painter is an editor for setting up a "DYNPRO" (originally called Dynamic Program). The DYNPRO is in effect a screen with fields and processing. The processing blocks for screens are set up as Processing Before Output is displayed on the screen, and Processing After Input has been entered on that screen.

 

The menu painter is an editor for the program's Interface which is build up out of several Statussus (menus). Menus can be "painted" for a DYNPRO, but they can just as well be used on a report (an interactive report) or e.g. a popup. On a normal screen, the menu incorporates the actual menus and drop downs, the system toolbar below it (with preset buttons like the 3-way-out (green/yellow/red), page-ing and the search functions). Then there's also the application toolbar with a potential button-row (which can also show text buttons). Last but not least: context-menu, click the right-mouse button and it shows...