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[103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) ARRAY1.HOW Text, Bytes: 30866, Count: 574, 07-Nov-95(25-Mar-96) Title : HOW TO Use Arrays in Visual dBASE - Introduction Keywords: ARRAYS INTRO TUTORIAL HOW HOWTO This is a beginner's guide to working with Arrays in Visual dBASE. It covers only the basics. For more details, see ARRAY2.HOW once it is completed and available for download. This file is aimed specifically at those who have not worked with Arrays much, if at all, in dBASE (or any other programming language): what they are, how to create them, the basics of manipulating them.[103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) ARRAY2.HOW Text, Bytes: 40669, Count: 658, 14-Nov-95(25-Mar-96) Title : HOW TO Use Arrays - Part 2 Keywords: ARRAYS ARRAY HOW HOWTO An 'intermediate' discussion of arrays -- how to work with them, particularly with Visual dBASE's OOP methods, and with the VdB User-Interface objects. [72002,1326] Alan Katz BUFFER.HOW Bin, Bytes: 17200, Count: 931, 16-Aug-95(30-Jan-96) Title : HOW TO Buffer with BeginAppend() Keywords: BEGINAPPEND APPEND BLANK BUFFER RECORD BUFFERING HOW HOWTO HOW TO use BeginAppend() and its associated methods to create, validate, save or abandon new datalinked records without using Vars, Properties or Transactions. [72662,2312] Marilyn Price (TeamB) CLASS.HOW Text, Bytes: 16773, Count: 724, 20-Sep-95(24-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO Work with Classes:A Beginner's Perspectiv Keywords: CLASSES METHODS EVENTS PROPERTIES HOW HOWTO A beginner's look at working with classes, including properties, methods, and events: What are they? What's the difference between them? What do you do with them? [103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) CUSTCLAS.HOW Text, Bytes: 59879, Count: 586, 19-Dec-95(27-May-97) Title : HOW TO Design and Use Custom Classes in VdBASE Keywords: CUSTOM CLASS HOW HOWTO OOP Comments: HOW TO work with Custom Classes in Visual dBASE, with simple (to slightly complex) entryfield objects as examples. [103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) CUSTFORM.HOW Text, Bytes: 57453, Count: 773, 11-Sep-95(21-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO Create and Use Custom Form Classes Keywords: CUSTOM FORM FORMS HOW HOWTO HOW TO create and use Custom Form classes in Visual dBASE. Includes a discussion of custom buttons, as well as a sample custom form class. [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) FILLFORM.HOW Text, Bytes: 14208, Count: 501, 17-Nov-95(08-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO print a record on a preprinted form easil Keywords: PRINT CRW FORM PREPRINTED HOW HOWTO HOW TO print a record on a preprinted form easily without using Crystal Reports or streaming output. (? ??) Fill your one page report visually onscreen. Pixelwise vertical and horizontal placement of your data. Original :11/16/95 Revision :11/18/95 1. Revision Revision :11/20/95 2. Revision Author: Romain Strieff 71333,2147 [72002,1326] Alan Katz [TeamB] FORMVARS.HOW Text, Bytes: 56205, Count: 1132, 18-Oct-95(29-Jan-96) Title : HOW TO - Forms, Vars and Parameters Keywords: VARIABLES PARAMETERS FORMS WFM INTERPROCESS COMMUNICATION HOW HOWTO HOW TO (and how not to) use variables and parameters with Forms. How to get Forms to talk to one another. A plain-language explanation of using properties instead of variables and parameters. Includes a structural chart of the WFM file format (what executes, what gets overwritten by the Form Designer) and sample code for calling child forms and sharing data between parent and child forms. [72002,1326] Alan Katz GLOSSARY.HOW Text, Bytes: 9962, Count: 419, 13-Sep-95 Title : HOW TO - OOP Glossary Keywords: OOP GLOSSARY TERMS OBJECT-ORIENTED DEFINITIONS HOW HOWTO This is an OOP glossary - for those not yet very experienced at OOP programming in Visual dBase. Definitions and examples of the basic OOP concepts needed to create Visual dBase Programs. Glossary.HOW is extracted from OOP.HOW [72662,2312] Marilyn Price (TeamB) INDEX.HOW Text, Bytes: 23248, Count: 544, 17-Jan-96 Title : HOW TO - Indexing Tips and Tidbits Keywords: HOW INDEX MDX NDX HOW HOWTO This How-to contains tips and techniques and other miscellaneous indexing information. [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) LOWLEVEL.HOW Text, Bytes: 20904, Count: 443, 16-Nov-95(08-Jan-96) Title : HOW TO use low level functions in Visual dBase. Keywords: LOW LEVEL FUNCTION FOPEN FCREATE FGETS FPUTS FWRITE HOW HOWTO HOW TO use low level functions in Visual dBase. With a complete working template you can use to create your own file converter. Original :11/14/95 Revision :11/16/95 1.revision Revision :11/20/95 2.revision Author: Romain Strieff 71333,2147 [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) LPTPRN.HOW Text, Bytes: 10678, Count: 425, 21-Nov-95(04-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO print strings, files and ESC sequences Keywords: PRINT ESCAPE CHR 17 27 HOW HOWTO HOW TO send strings, ESC sequences and complete files to your LPT ports without getting them eaten by your printer driver. No driver changes involved. Revision 1 11/21/95 Author: Romain Strieff [103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) MULTPAGE.HOW Text, Bytes: 23405, Count: 862, 24-Aug-95(21-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO use Multiple Page Forms in Visual dBASE Keywords: MULTI-PAGE MULTIPAGE FORMS HOWTO HOW How to work with Multiple Page Forms in Visual dBASE. Simple and (hopefully) clear instructions for a user who has not worked with this extremely valuable tool in Visual dBASE. Includes sample forms. [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) NEWMACRO.HOW Text, Bytes: 12124, Count: 397, 17-Nov-95(04-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO use the NEW ¯o capability of VdBASE Keywords: & &MACRO &MACRO. EXPAND RUNTIME HOW HOWTO HOW TO use the NEW ¯o possibilities of Visual dBase. Expand commands and whole program lines. Original :11/14/95 Revision :11/16/95 1.revision Revision :11/20/95 2.revision Revision :11/28/95 3.revision Author: Romain Strieff 71333,2147 [72002,1326] Alan Katz OOP.HOW Text, Bytes: 45307, Count: 1145, 29-Aug-95(02-Feb-96) Title : HOW TO Think OOP With Visual dBASE Keywords: OOP OBJECT-ORIENTED .WFM CLASS FORM HOW HOWTO HOW TO think object-oriented using Visual dBASE. A plain-language guide for those who are not experienced at OO programming, especially in Visual dBASE. Covers theories and implementations with examples. [71333,121] David Love (TeamB) POPUP.HOW Bin, Bytes: 45721, Count: 534, 01-Oct-95(02-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO use Popup Menus in Visual dBASE Keywords: POPUP MENUS VISUAL DBASE HOW HOWTO Revised Popup.How that discusses how to use popup menus. Code examples are provided. [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) PRINT.HOW Text, Bytes: 5831, Count: 576, 14-Nov-95(04-Dec-95) Title : HOW TO get CRW to accept any SET FILTER/KEY Keywords: CRW CRYSTAL REPORTS PRINT SET FILTER KEY HOW HOWTO HOW TO get Crystal reports to accept any SET FILTER/SET KEY commands issued by your program or users. Original :11/14/95 Revision :11/16/95 1.revision Revision :11/20/95 2.revision Author: Romain Strieff 71333,2147 [103721,3257] Ken Mayer (Borland) STREAM.HOW Text, Bytes: 63429, Count: 580, 11-Jan-96(21-Feb-96) Title : HOW TO Create Reports with dBASE Streaming Comman Keywords: STREAM REPORT HOW HOWTO HOW TO create reports using the Visual dBASE implementation of streaming output (? and ??). This document includes a discussion on fonts and more. [71333,2147] Romain Strieff (TeamB) TIMER.HOW Text, Bytes: 18293, Count: 327, 04-Dec-95(20-Jan-96) Title : HOW TO use the undocumented TIMER() object Keywords: TIMER TIME SECONDS MINUTES DELAY DELAYED HOW HOWTO HOW TO use the undocumented TIMER() object in Visual dBase. With examples and a complete SCHEDULER to run your DOS/WINDOWS/VDB programs unattended at a specific time. Romain Strieff 71333,2147