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Data Dictionary / Database

Dates and Times

ABC Templates

BrowseBoxes and LISTs

Images and Graphics

Maintaining Your Application

Compiling and Linking

Deploying Your Application

Reports

Windows

 

Dynamic Data Exchange

Data Dictionary / Database

Using Wizard Options

How to Import a File Definition From an Existing Data File

How to Choose Data Types

How to Change Your Application's Dictionary

How to Synchronize your App and Dictionary

How do I handle an Error 47

How to Convert a File--Generate Source

How to Convert a File (without generating source)

How to Make a Field Assignment

Repairing Data Corruption in TopSpeed/Clarion Files

 

ODBC

What is ODBC

ODBC Pros and Cons

ODBC Data Types

Importing from ODBC Data Sources

ODBC Connection Information and Driver ConfigurationFile Properties

Debugging Your ODBC Application

Microsoft Access and ODBC

 

Dates and Times

Handle Dates before 1900 and beyond 2000 in the Same Procedure

How to Use Spin Controls for Date or Time Fields

How to use Pattern Pictures on a form

 

ABC Templates

Making the Transition to the ABC Templates

What is a Template

What is a Control Template

Adding Control Templates

How to Customize Procedure Templates

Customizing Default Templates

Adding New Template Sets

How to Register a Template Set

The Template Registry File

What is the Significance of a Double-Colon in Source Code

How to Add Embedded Source Code

Using the Embeditor

How to Use a Combo Box

Using drop-down lists to Lookup Records

Adding Procedure Extensions

How to Create ABC Compliant Classes

 

Maintaining Your Application

Adding Procedure Extensions

How to Change Your Application's Dictionary

How to turn off the tooltips in an application.

Prototyping and Parameter Passing in the Application Generator

How to Create a Function with the Application Generator

How to Synchronize your App and Dictionary

Using Wizard Options

How to Customize Procedure Templates

How to Register a Template Set

How to Add Embedded Source Code

Using the Embeditor

What is a Control Template

Adding Control Templates

Defining Procedure Formulas

How to Create a Simple Assignment Expression

How to Create a Complex Assignment Expression

Paths and Pathname--the Redirection File

 

Compiling and Linking

 

How to Link External Resources

Using Windows DLLs NOT Created in Clarion

Creating a .DLL (Sub-Application)

Paths and Pathname--the Redirection File

Deploying Your Application

Distributing Your Applications

BrowseBoxes and LISTs

How to Restore User Resized List Box Column Widths

How to Trap a Double Click on a List Box

How to add Drag and Drop to a List Box

How to Display the Sort Field First on a Multi-Key Browse

How do I display Browse in descending key order

How Do I let the end-user dynamically filter a browse list at runtime.

How do I copy an existing record when adding a new record.

How Do I add the "Copy" button to the Browse's popup menu.

How do I call a Form directly from the menu (without a Browse) to add records.

How do I place total fields on one tab and the BrowseBox which they total on another.

How to add a reverse sort order to a browse

How to Autosize Columns in a Browse Box when the window is opened

Windows

How to Minimize a Window

How to Create a Wizard

What is a Dialog Unit

How to complete an entry field when the last character is entered

How to Create a Multi-Page Form

How to use Pattern Pictures on a form

How to highlight all the text in a control when it gets focus by a mouse click

How to Manage Threads

How to Hide a Window

Working with SHEETS and TABS

How to Use a Combo Box

Using drop-down lists to Lookup Records

How to Implement Standard Windows Behavior

How to Add Hot Key Display to a Menu Item

How do I call a Form directly from the menu (without a Browse) to add records.

 

Images and Graphics

How to Assign an Image to Display at Runtime

How to Store and Display a Graphic Image with a Memo or Blob Data Type

Reports

How the Print Engine Processes Report Sections at Runtime

How to Print to a File

How to change the printer device without calling PRINTERDIALOG

How to Print Labels

How to Clip and Concatenate Name Fields

How to Create Totals and Calculated Fields on Reports

How to Print Grand Totals on a Report

How to supress printing a Detail Band until explicitly called to print

Implementing Print Preview on a Report Procedure

How to Print One Record per Page

How do I skip the print preview if the user has elected not to preview.

How do I allow the end user to pause/resume report generation.

How to create a report based on a Browse Query

 

Dynamic Data Exchange

How to Start a DDE Conversation

How to Send DDE Commands and Data to a DDE Server

 

OLE

ActiveX Controls, License Files, and Compound Storage Files

Calling OLE Object Methods