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Jan 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM

problem with MSAA support (accessiblename) in datawindows


We use Powerbuilder 12.5 with Jaws (a screen reading software for blind people). We want to use the accessiblename property to manipulate the text read by jaws. This works fine for most controls in datawindows e.g. checkboxes or dropdowns. But it doesn’t work for edit controls (i.e. style type “Edit”) within datawindows.

Is there a solution for this problem? Has anybody any experience with the usage of Jaws and the MSAA features in powerbuilder?

The text left of the field is usually read as description for the control. But we have to enhance an existing application and therefore we do not always have enough space to place a good description there. To make the MSAA features work would help.