OT: Analyzing competitors - In this case Real Software
kray at sonsothunder.com
Tue Mar 22 14:48:10 CST 2005
On 3/22/05 2:20 PM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> Dan Shafer wrote:
>> On Mar 22, 2005, at 9:47 AM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>>> of course, there's no comparison when it comes to starting a new
>>> project from scratch. At least until you need to get out of the
>>> sandbox and craft an external.
>> Mark, does RB support the creation of externals? I was under the
>> impression it didn't.
> As a lower-level language, in effect everything is like writing what us
> 4GLers consider "externals".
Here's one of my favorites - taken from a RB/Rev comparison doc I wrote up
based on the code provided in the RB Tutorial (which is basically putting
together a simple text editor):
Updating a "font" menu button Based on the currently selected text:
If Me.SelTextFont<>FontMenu.Caption then
Protected Function SetFontMenu(CurrentFont as String) As Integer
Dim i,nFonts as Integer
nFonts = Fontcount-1
For i=0 to nFonts
If CurrentFont=TextWindow.FontMenu.list(i) then
put the effective textFont of the selection into tFont
if tFont <> the label of me then
select line (lineOffset(cr& tFont &cr,cr&btn "FontMenu"&cr)) of
or, if you like a one-liner:
select line (lineOffset(cr&(the effective textFont of the selection)
&cr,cr&btn "FontMenu"&cr)) of btn "FontMenu"
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