Re (2): [Oberon] Finding an object by name

Josef Sedlacek sedlacek at
Mon Aug 23 10:13:04 CEST 2004

edgar at wrote:

>Hi Felix,
>thanks for your code. I will give it a try.
>Felix Friedrich <friedrich at> wrote:
>>As far as I remember, there is no way to 
>>(portably) traverse all viewers/frames in the display space (without 
>>using Display.Broadcast which in your case does not make sense).
>But this gives me another idea. Perhaps Display.Broadcast MAKES sense in my case.
>Because I know the name of the document I expect my object to be contained !
>So perhaps taking the document (or the panel it contains) as context for FindObj()
>could save my day.
>So I have another question:
>Can I find a document with a given name if it's opened ?
>Cheers, Edgar
Hi Edgar

Have a look to ParentHandler and CloseThisDoc in Desktops.Mod. Using 
.dlink you can climb in the hierarchy upwards. Then you can use also 
.dsc and .next.

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