Screen description

This chapter discusses:
  • The terms descriptor, screen recognition, and screen description
  • How the Macro Facility records a description of an application screen
  • How to combine multiple descriptors
  • The various types of descriptors
Screen description and screen recognition are related and intertwined topics. This chapter concentrates primarily on the process of describing screens so that they can then be recognized. It also contains enough information about screen recognition to give you a basic understanding of the relationship between the two functions. In-depth information about the screen recognition process is presented in Screen recognition

For information about screen description using the VME, see Screen Recognition tab, and using the AME, see Description tab.