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Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET by Chris Hemedinger

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Creating a Productive User Experience

Unlike many traditional tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide, these two tasks do not generate a SAS program to run and output results. The user interface is the task, so you want to make it as pleasant and productive as possible. Here are a few desired behaviors with brief explanations of each:

Behave as a floating toolbox

Unlike most tasks that are displayed as modal windows (meaning you cannot interact with other features of SAS Enterprise Guide while the task window is showing), you want these tasks to be displayed as modeless windows. A SAS programmer will probably want to edit and run SAS programs and view the macro variables or system options at the same time. This capability is similar to what is provided ...

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