DOS window

DOS window

Generally refers to a DOS session under Windows. Windows can run DOS programs full screen or in a resizable window similar to other Windows applications. See DOS box.
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(Microsoft just views them as another Windows operating system license revenue source.) Applications running on the card appear in a window on the Solaris desktop, just like a DOS window runs within Windows.
Cimetrics' BPA2 runs in the DOS window under Windows NT and offers real-time capture of BACnet and non-BACnet packets with full BACnet packet decoding to allow for transmission assurance and implementation.
While it runs in a DOS window under Windows 3.1, 95, 98 or NT, it is ideal for users of older PC equipment who have had trouble with applications designed for high-end PC's.
Some of our older FoxPro applications, for example, operate in a DOS window supported by Windows 95.
The built-in security features of Windows could disable some actions, but students managed to bypass security features through a DOS window, where they easily changed or deleted files.
The nice thing about SplitWin is the ability to stay within the Windows 95 environment rather than going to a DOS window. I mentioned that I had created a subdirectory for splitting and joining.
Another useful feature is the ability to cut and paste to and from a DOS window in Windows '95.
The program may be run under Windows in a DOS window. The screen consists primarily of a low-medium resolution graphical representation of an EKG portion with a small text window at the bottom where explanatory information is presented.
Since I run a bulletin board system in the background, my script fires up the BBS and then a DOS window for general work.
These programs are started from the Windows desktop but run in a special DOS window. (DOS programs generally do not have access to all of the Windows features.) This arrangement allows the user to mix both Windows and DOS programs on a single system.
Windows doesn't allow graphics in a DOS window, so you may have to start some programs full screen and then switch them to a window by pressing Alt-Enter.
That allows engineers to dump a list of materials from a CAD drawing, open a DOS window with Lotus 1-2-3, analyze the cost of materials, drive a plotter, and read electronic mail all at the same time, while the CAD drawing remains active in another window.