EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE may be run and controlled from an external program such as EEview 'ee' iconEEview using the /PIPE command.

When calling EscapeE from another program the /X option must be specified to cause EscapeE to exit after processing the specified file(s). For example:
c:\redtitan\software\escapee.exe d:\data\myfile1234.pcl /pdf /x
calls EscapeE, converts myfile1234.pcl to PDF format then exits EscapeE.
Return codes can be obtained using the Windows GetExitCodeProcess call. The code is normally zero; non-zero codes indicate errors, see Error return codes. If error(s) occur when running in continuous mode or when the /X option is supplied, they are noted in an error-log file, see Command line option /ERRORLOG.
To suppress the reporting of return codes that would not affect your program adversely, use Command line option /ERROROK.
Click to expand/collapse hidden text/PIPE command

/PIPE pipename

Specifies the named pipe to be used for communication.

The following commands can be sent to EscapeE on the pipe and will return the result:

'OK' if successful or
'BUSY' if EscapeE is not idle when the command arrives

ALPHA a

Set the alpha-blend transparency value (1-255).

CLOSE

Close the current file.

FIND s

MENU x

OPEN f

PAGE p

TIPS n

WINDOW s,l,t,w,h

Specifies state of window on start-up:

s 0=Normal, 1=Minimized, 2=Maximized
l Left offset in pixels
t Top offset in pixels
w Window width in pixels
h Window height in pixels.

X

The commands below can be sent to EscapeE on the pipe and will take effect immediately, irrespective of whether EscapeE is idle or not:

!PAGE

!X

!ZOOM