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The Electrical Button: Show Electrical Mode

The Electrical button in the View Menu, and the View menu of sub-windows, available only when the window is displaying physical mode, changes the display from physical to electrical (schematic) mode. In the main menu, this places Xic into an editing mode appropriate for electrical representation. In the sub-windows, the Electrical button changes the view only. Editing can not be performed in a sub-window whose mode is not that of the main window.

While in a Push, the cell currently being edited remains the current cell, but becomes top-level (i.e., not in a Push) in the new mode. If the original mode is returned to without editing a different cell, the Push stack is retained. If a new cell is edited in the new mode, through a Push or otherwise, the original Push context is lost. This context is also lost if the Clear function in the Cells Listing is invoked.

The present display mode can be made immutable, with certain side-effects, by setting the variable LockMode.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-03-22