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  • Applications

    Helo to all,
    I made 3 applications :
    and i still dont know if it will be a good idea or not,but
    let explore it all in A5...
    Im in STORE application wich is the main thing,i want buttons that opens the other applications and be able to return to the main application wich is STORE,like i use to do in A4,remember CallApp or simply open a set in another directory.
    So the application root looks like this :

    Application 1 : " C:CLAUDIOSTORESTORE.ADB "
    Application 2 : " C:CLAUDIOSTOREBUYSBUYS.ADB "

    So what can i do to make a button open an application outside the current application ?
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

  • #2
    RE: Applications


    Will this work? I created a button with the button genie choosing Built in Action, Micellaneous and Run Another Application. Works like a charm.

    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


    • #3
      RE: Applications

      I have v4.5/266. There is no "Run Another Application". Are you sure that you are not using a Beta ver. 5?
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]


      • #4
        RE: Applications


        I too have 4.5/266.

        What he probably meant was "Run another Program" on the button genie from the toolbox. Create the button, choose the first option - Built in Action (perform a single task). Choose Miscellaneous, and choose "Run another Program". Browse to the program you want and the button will run the program.


        Jay Talbott
        Jay Talbott
        Lexington, KY


        • #5
          RE: Applications

          If what Ken says, works, it must open a second instance of A5.
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          [email protected]


          • #6
            RE: Applications

            Yes, I meant, Run Another Program.

            It works well for opening other programs but needs an .exe file to do it. A5 database don't have an .exe file. I did get it to open another instance of A5 but had to click file and then the database name one the instance was open.

            Easier to have a shortcut on the MS Office bar (if you have it)at the top of the screen. Just a 1 click shot from there.

            Anyhow, close but no cigar.

            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


            • #7
              RE: Applications

              Hello CV,

              Version 5 will have this ability built in, but you can do it in version 4.5 by using the sys_send_keys() command. The drawback to this is that you have to hard code the path unless you do a little bit more xbasic and find the database you want to use and then feed the path to sys_send_keys().



              • #8
                RE: Applications

                In 4.5 wouldn't you use sys_open("yourappname.adb") which would open a second instance of A5 running the specified application so long as the "adb" extension was associated with alpha5.

                Bill Hanigsberg


                • #9
                  RE: Applications

                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  [email protected]


                  • #10
                    RE: Applications

                    This has been brought up before and I built a routine to do this a long time ago. However, I found it to be a bit cumbersome and take a lot of resources. &nbspSo, I finally ended up creating a new folder with just my application shortcuts in it and then put a shortcut to the folder on my Windows taskbar. Now I can get to any application quickly and it has the advantage of being able to put all the command options (title, icon, etc.) in the shortcut.