Category : Windows 3.X Files
Archive   : MF-DB103.ZIP
Filename : BCARDS.BAS

Output of file : BCARDS.BAS contained in archive : MF-DB103.ZIP
Option Explicit

' Index information for 'person' in db
Type tperson
LNAME As String * 20
FNAME As String * 20
End Type
' Index information for 'company name' in db
Type tCompany
cName As String * 30
End Type
' Index information for a reference in db (just to
' show integer access to the database...) Note: we
' can 'concatenate' integers if we wanted to. MF will
' not 'add' the value of 2 (or more) integers. It
' will create 'sub-groups' within each integer.
' To demonstrate, remove the "'" from the second
' piece of data (ref2) and if you assign ref2 to
' different #'s, you will see that they are subgrouped
' in ref.
Type tRef
ref As Integer
'ref2 As Integer
End Type
' More 'actual' data for the DB
Type tData
Street As String * 30
City As String * 20
State As String * 2
Zip As String * 9
Voice As String * 13
Fax As String * 13
End Type

' This is the ENTIRE record... it is made up of
' the 3 index types and the 'data' type
Type tcard
person As tperson
company As tCompany
ref As tRef
data As tData
End Type

Global person As tperson
Global card As tcard

' We have another database - REFERENCE -
' In this case, we don't want to bother having a
' whole bunch of type definitions -- we are just
' going to hard-code the structure. This is a
' 'less' portable design (e.g. in the CARD example,
' above) if we modify a field or WIDTH, it will
' automatically adjust the size of the database.
' this example will not automatically adjust.
' ---
' This database demonstrates 'grouping' withing
' integer fields.
Type tReference
'Index 0
ref As Integer
refsub As Integer
' Data
name As String * 25

End Type

' Global reference to the reference database
Global refDBHndl As Integer ' Hndl to reference DB

Global PassL As Long
Global Const ASMODAL = 1 ' Display a form modally
Global Const PHOURGLASS = 11
Global Const PNORMAL = 0

' Nice variables to have around...when using VB...
Global junk As Integer
Global junki As Integer
Global junkl As Long

' semi-Generic LOAD COMBO BOX routine
Sub load_refs (ctrl As Control)
Dim lCurRec As Long, ref As tReference

' remove old junk in the control
' load list with data
' Get the first record in index order
lCurRec = mfTop(TaskHndl, refDBHndl, 0)
' Loop until EOF, basically...
Do While lCurRec > 0
junk = mfRead(lCurRec, ref, TaskHndl, refDBHndl, MFRW_ALL)
If junk <> 0 Then
MsgBox "Error on read: " + Str$(junk)
End If
ctrl.AddItem Format$(ref.ref, "##") + " " + Format$(ref.refsub, "##") + " " +

' Get the next record in index order
lCurRec = mfSkip(lCurRec, 1, TaskHndl, refDBHndl, 0)

End Sub

  3 Responses to “Category : Windows 3.X Files
Archive   : MF-DB103.ZIP
Filename : BCARDS.BAS

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