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  • Having fun with xBasic and the v10 Object Exporer and sub forms

    Having fun with xBasic and the v10 Object Exporer and sub forms

    The following 2 questions were sent in by a customer over the weekend

    The questions are in blue and replies from Selwyn at Alpha are in black

    Question 1:
    Can you do me a big favor.
    I need a xbasic routine that will:
    go thru all open forms
    enumerate thru each control on form
    and write out all of the properties of each control and its value.

    here is how you can do this in a5

    dim formList as c
    formList = a5.Form_Enum()
    formList = sortsubstr(formlist,crlf())

    'FOR demonstration purporses, limit to first 5 forms
    formList = word(formList,1,crlf(),5)

    dim txt as c = ""
    dim txt2 as c = ""
    for each fm in formList

    dim f as p
    f = form.load(fm.value)

    on error resume next
    txt2 = ""
    'Use the .child_enum() method to list all of the child objects, their properties and each property value.
    txt2 = f.Child_Enum("p;r;o=f=v")
    'the list is returned in a format that is not as friendly as it could be, so clean it up.
    txt2 = stritran(txt2,".f.","__false__")
    txt2 = stritran(txt2,".t.","__true__")
    txt2 = stritran(txt2,"=.",".")
    txt2 = stritran(txt2,"__false__",".f.")
    txt2 = stritran(txt2,"__true__",".t.")

    txt = txt + crlf(2) + "Form name: " + fm.value + crlf() + replicate("-",100) + crlf(3)
    txt = txt + txt2 + crlf()



    this will produce a list that looks like this:

    Form name: AlphabetButtons@c:\alphasports\customer.ddd


    Question 2:
    > I have a little problem with xbasic getting references to and from a sub-form
    > I just need the syntax for these
    > Main form (clients) has
    > embedded browse (browse1)
    > sub-form object name (client_sub)
    > I need to set colors on a
    > field (first_name) that is on the subform
    > also the enable attribute
    > place text to lblStatus that is on the subform


    if you open the object explorer, it will help you get your syntax correct.

    please watch video
    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software