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Commands Reference, Volume 5

uil Command


Starts the User Interface Language (UIL) compiler for the AIXwindows system.


uil-IPathName ] InputFile [  -m ] [  -o FileName ] [  -s ] [  -v FileName ] [  -w ] [  -wmd FileName ]


The uil command calls the UIL compiler. The UIL is a specification language for describing the initial state of a user interface for an AIXwindows application. The specification describes the objects (menus, dialog boxes, labels, push buttons, and so on) used in the interface and specifies the functions to be called when the interface changes state as a result of user interaction.


-IPathName Specifies IncludePathName with no spaces. Causes the compiler to look for include files in a specified directory if include files were not found in the default paths. (uppercase i)
-m Specifies that machine code is listed. This directs the compiler to place a description of the records that it added to the User Interface Definition (UID) in the listing file. This helps you isolate errors. The default is no machine code.
-o FileName Directs the compiler to produce a UID. By default, UIL creates a UID with the name a.uid. The file specifies the file name for the UID. No UID is produced if the compiler issues any diagnostics categorized as error or severe.
-s Directs the compiler to set the locale before compiling any files. The locale is set in an implementation-dependent manner. On ANSI C-based systems, the locale is usually set by calling the setlocale (LC_ALL, "") function. If this option is not specified, the compiler does not set the locale.
-v FileName Directs the compiler to generate a listing. The file specifies the file name for the listing. If the -v option is not present, no listing is generated by the compiler. The default is no listing.
-w Specifies that the compiler suppress all warning and informational messages. If this option is not present, all messages are generated, regardless of the severity.
-wmd FileName Specifies a binary widget meta-language (WML) description file to be used instead of the default WML description.


To start the UIL compiler, enter:

uil -I. -o ex.uid ex.uil

Exit Status

This command returns the following exit values:

0 Indicates successful completion.
>0 Indicates an error occurred.

Related Information

The X command.

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