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Version Updates:

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.5.1 FIXES
Issue #1417
Fixed - Hitting enter on a pushbutton in a child form is not working

Issue #1425
Fixed - When the form is in design mode. As you click around on the lines in the form designer... the other components seem to disappear.

Issue #1436
Fixed - Extra blank option in menu in Window menu

Issue #1437
Fixed - onDesignOpen event not working for a report

Issue #1438
Fixed - Lose Command Window command pane in dBASE 9 but, not in dBASE 8

Issue #1440
Fixed - Try to open dBASE twice get Database Engine Error: Directory is Busy

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.5 FIXES
Issue #0290
Fixed - Problem with nested functions - Value out of Range and Function expected errors

Issue #0835
Fixed - too many nested DO/UDF errors - using FLOOR function

Issue #0846
Fixed - default visible property for toolbar was showing as true though it was actually false.

Issue #0968
Fixed - get 'Improper argument encountered' error during close of form with upper left title bar close option

Issue #1081
Fixed - lose Text search after using it - After doing a text search - unable to do a second text search

Issue #1370
Fixed - multiple params in INSERT INTO statement does not work

Issue #1375
Fixed - issue with floor method ... cannot get right result when multiplying
n = new number(3)
n.roundType = 6 //Floor
n.round() // now returns correct result

Issue #1378
Fixed - VAL() of negative number in string type returns 0

Issue #1382
Fixed - Additional situations where 'encountered improper argument' error occurs.

Issue #1384
Fixed - Setting _app.session.temppath leads to crash when shutting down dBASE

Issue #1391
Fixed - Doublebuffer container button outline issue

Issue #1393
Fixed - Custom Window menu not firing custom CloseAll onClick event

Issue #1394
Fixed - Source Tree flickers on large files

Issue #1395
Fixed - Menu issue - Application Menu Deactivates

Issue #1396
Fixed - MOD is not working with calculations as a parameter

Issue #1401
Fixed - Checkbox graphics artifact

Issue #1402
Fixed - cannot open a project with an ampersand in the directory name

Issue #1403
Fixed - Losing source code for a function after adding a new menu item

Issue #1406
Fixed - get mav trying to change a .sql command when using a datalinked grid (even when unlinking the grid before changing the query)

Issue #1407
Fixed - ADOQuery assuming a parameter variable when : or ? is in a set of quotes

Issue #1409
Fixed - Customize Tool Window pages for non-English resource files do not match current English version

Issue #1421
Fixed - Datamodule is displaying twice in the form designer

Issue #1422
Fixed - The TRANSFORM() function no longer returns the correct # of blanks for 0 and a Z function.

Issue #1424
Fixed - class does not exist error on report canRender for text object

Issue #1427
Fixed - Field palette in French needs to be adjusted.

Issue #0320
Added - option to re-arrange Component and Field Palette items alphabetically

Issue #1399
Upgraded - Upgraded Menu Designer's "Insert Window Menu" option

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.4 FIXES
Issue #378
Fixed - calling second form with readmodal() does not then give the first form focus when closed

Issue #1168
Fixed - Some report events are not saving in the linker code

Issue #1312
Fixed - Get MAV adding data objects to a blank report (without any streamsource or pagetemplate)

Issue #1327
Fixed - Project Explorer's toolbar is opening to the right of where the system toolbar was before it was turned off

Issue #1328
Fixed - When in the SQL Builder click the F12 - the Save icon on the toolbar gets disabled.

Issue #1329
Fixed - Resource images showing black background.

Issue #1332
Fixed - Z function (replacing zero with space) does not work in db8 or 9 but, does in 2.8

Issue #1337
Fixed - Quit in Command window not writing to .ini files

Issue #1340
Fixed - Report Designer losing changes after opening Source Editor and making additional change then closing Source Editor

Issue #1342
Fixed - Context Menu options not Enabling/Disabling for Editor Component

Issue #1346
Fixed - get 'unknown database' error trying to create a .sql using a User BDE Alias

Issue #1347
Fixed - get 'database not initialized' using a BDE Alias/ODBC connection to another database

Issue #1349
Fixed - report image does not display correctly in 9.3 when alignment is set to 3

Issue #1354
Fixed - App Crashes in dBASE Plus 9 ... but not in dBASE Plus 8

Issue #1350
Fixed - after making a change in the source editor the treeview reverts to the top instead of staying in the current method

Issue #1353
Fixed - set epoch doesn't work for dates when no setting is available in the .ini file

Issue #1355
Fixed - setting database and query properties manually then turning them on does not populate the Field Palette

Issue #1356
Fixed - Print Table Structure not working

Issue #1357
Fixed - Database Engine not Initialized error this time using BDE Alias with DATABASE NOT already open

Issue #1359
Fixed - color dialog does not show the current color in use

Issue #1360
Fixed - Form Wizard Graphics not showing correctly

Issue #1361
Fixed - Both Print and Print Preview do not work for ADO Table Designer

Issue #1365
Fixed - menu items flicker very badly in dBASE 9

Issue #1371
Fixed - Double firing of onLostFocus for a form

Issue #1372
Fixed - Listbox Key event doesn't allow a form.close()

Issue #1373
Fixed - Another ActiveX bug in dBASE 9 that did not occur in dBASE 8

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.3 FIXES
Issue #311
Fixed - Default for Encrypted table file changed to User's directory - otherwise, get encryption not support errors

Issue #359
Fixed - Relax the Save Changes dialog in the form designer

Issue #445
Fixed - issue with combobox display

Issue #575
Fixed - numbers in a table with 19 or 20 digits using all digits available show as asterisks

Issue #1021
dBASE Plus has encountered an internal operating system error - when closing app that is using a datamodule

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

Issue #1237
Fixed - Resource dialog paint issues

Issue #1265
Fixed - SET FUNCTION does not work in command window.

Issue #1266
Fixed - regression on toolbar image background transparency

Issue #1269
Fixed - try running app (using SQL through ADO only - no BDE) in runtime with DefaultEngine=None .. causes crash if BDE is not installed

Issue #1270
Fixed - when clicking on item in the treeview pane in source editor ... make code in right pane show more

Issue #1271
Fixed - Ctrl+F4 and File Close is bringing up the print dialog rather than closing the Source Editor

Issue #1272
Fixed - Resource images issues

Issue #1274
Fixed - slow forms issue (Forms without oleAutoClient should be opening faster)

Issue #1275
Fixed - Moving transparent component in transparent container in Form Designer also moves background with component

Issue #1276
Fixed - Record and Playback keystrokes is broken

Issue #1281
Fixed - TextLabel with transparent = true ... changing text shows bleed through of old test

Issue #1283
Fixed - container transparency issues

Issue #1285
Fixed - Strange behavior with spinbox assuming a value

Issue #1294
Fixed - Adding image file to pushbutton does not stream filename

Issue #1295
Fixed - Problem with dBasePLUS 9 and OleAutoClient( "Microsoft.XMLDOM" )

Issue #1296
Fixed - exe built with 9.2 throws Error reading file: error when .ico is not in same dir as the form.

Issue #1297
Fixed - Toolbutton does not show .gif images.

Issue #1298
Fixed - toolbar button image cannot use source alias in dBASE PLUS 8 or 9 . But, was able to in dBASE Plus 2.8

Issue #1300
Fixed - 'Escape' AKA - 'Cancel' does not work

Issue #1315
Fixed - .prg and .cc is not automatically re-compiled after making a change

Issue #1324
Fixed - get blank Source Editor after clicking 'fix' when running a form, report. .prg or datamodule with error 'unrecognized command verb'

Issue #1325
Fixed - get MAV issuing crea repo new.rep

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.2 FIXES
Issue #834
Fixed - bitXor with double MOD function with a variable returns incorrect value

Issue #855
Fixed - ListBox transparent does not work on a container

Issue #984
Fixed - No Tab is created for non-visual custom objects in Component Palette

Issue #1153
Fixed - this. inside event handler for an object defined in another file brings up entire form's members

Issue #1159
Fixed - Failed login credentials when using SQL builder with ODBC/BDE connection to SQL Server

Issue #1188
Fixed - custom components not showing up in component palette using SET PROCEDURE TO ...

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

Issue #1220
Fixed - Re-executing previous command line in Command Window is not copying executed line to current line in Command Window

Issue #1225
Fixed - MAV on SQL Builder

Issue #1227
Fixed - Login Dialog is failing in Navigator - MS-SQL OLE DB connection that requires login (password not included in connection details)

Issue #1228
Fixed - SQL Builder Connection fails using OLEDB provider for ms-sql without password

Issue #1230
Fixed - rectangle border is not being removed when set correctly in a report

Issue #1231
Fixed - menu option to 'close' print preview form ... produces crash

Issue #1233
Fixed - Recent Files list is not being saved to plus.ini when exiting dBASE IDE

Issue #1235
Fixed - cursor movements do not adhere to endOfLine behavior

Issue #1236
Fixed - On Report, rectangle with borderstyle = 5 (Double) causes border to overlap text

Issue #1237
Fixed - resource dialog is not painting correctly

Issue #1240
Fixed - Update graphics library to support Server OS's and fix other graphic issues with toolbars

Issue #1264
Fixed - Support full transparency when component's transparent property is set to True

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9.1 FIXES

Issue #1070
Fixed issue where Gifs were not drawing in image objects on a form.

Changes not related to bugs...

- Updated Graphics for file type icons, (Forms, Datamodules etc...)
- Line numbers in margins are set to a smaller font
- Added support for //*/ in code folding

ADO related isues

Issue #391
Found Fix - ADO with date field in MySQL Causing rowcount of -1

Issue #789
Fixed - When assigning a value to a ADO character field .. if the number of characters is > the size of the field .. nothing gets entered

Issue #892
Fixed - Multiple params does not work for updates to tables

Issue #893
Fixed - adoParameter does not understand timestamp

Issue #1216
Fixed - MySQL Non-Null dates with 0000-00-00 ... will not show as null but, as the last date in the buffer

MENU related issues

Issue #212
Fixed - Custom .bmp (no graphic) not Displaying in Menu

Issue #818
Fixed - images disappear from menu items after closing standard toolbar

Issue #1027
Fixed - Menu item not greyed out when it should be. In 2.80 when a program changed a menu from enabled to disabled it grayed outthere and then. In Plus8 it does not grey out until you wave the mouse over it.

Issue #1115
Fixed - reference to a form from a menu opening forms based on custom forms is referencing the wrong form

Issue #1170
Fixed - Plus executable is not responding when closing form with menu item and popup menu.

Issue #1178
Fixed - Crash in app with menu and onOpen form event

ActiveX/OLEAutoClient

Issue #1176
Fixed - get OLE Bad Variable Type when trying to do a setting in Excel

Issue #1077
Fixed - get OLE Bad Variable Type when trying to do a document.write in a Microsoft Web Browser

Code streaming / Designer / IDE issues

Issue #1131
Fixed - cursor is getting misplaced after adding new method to a datamodule or a form or report

Issue #1155
Fixed - In source editor, colorizing of function names within commands is wrong

Issue #1157
Fixed - in dBASE Plus 9 - added calculated field is producing invalid subscript error when putting form in design mode

Issue #1158
Fixed - newly added functions need to have a space above during streaming

Issue #1160
Fixed - modi comm produces File does not exist error. It should instead start a new file in SE

Issue #1162
Fixed - Close tree view from context menu.In Form use right-click context menu item to close the treeview is back in and works.

Issue #1164
Fixed - custom form class definition is different in dBASE Plus 9. Class declaration with custom form now uses the custom form as the super class form name instead of a generic 'FORM'

Issue #1166
Fixed - datamodule object represented twice in the editor's tree view.

Issue #1068
Fixed - Dragging or moving a form over the Command Window Input Pane prevents part of the form from painting

Issue #1172
Fixed - Multiple user BDE Aliases

Issue #1173
Fixed - Code streamer is adding multiple code blocks - WITH ... ENDIWITH is duplicated after the form's rowset declaration

Issue #1182
Fixed - get Improper argument adding a menu item to an existing menu

Issue #1185
Fixed - some functions missing in treeview in source editor

Issue #1189
Fixed - Print Preview for the table viewer (containing grid) is overwriting columns when there are more columns than will fit on page Issue #1191
Fixed - source alias parser is confused by a period in a path

Issue #1197
Fixed - Shift-Tab doesn't decrease indent. It changes the selected object in the Inspector instead.

Issue #1199
Fixed - Old version of code hints displaying for: IF, ELSE, ENDIF, CASE, etc...The single line version of the code hints for: IF, ELSE, ENDIF, CASE, WITH, etc being displayed

Issue #1205
Fixed - Cursor shows up on wrong line number in the Source Editor during a 'Fix' operation

Issue #1206
Fixed - Loss of Print Preview data and paging

Issue #1209
Fixed - Autocomplete listing of functions and Procedures should have parenthesis - ()

Issue #1210
Fixed - Treeview graphics

Issue #1213
Fixed - cannot 'insert from file'.

Issue #1214
Fixed - Cannot print from source editor

Autocomplete

Issue #1207
Implement previously defined variables for autocompletion.

Issue #1208
Implement list of user defined properties for objects defined in outside class (in the same file)

Issue #1201
Implement listing of User Defined Functions, Procedures and custom class names in autocomplete list in Source Editor (for items in the current file only - does not include items in an external file added with SET PROCEDURE or #INCLUDE).

MAV and Crashes

Issue #1161
Fixed - MAV after trying to open a form with ReadModal - app uses custom forms and more

Issue #1163
Fixed - 'Field name error' Try to either create a new table or edit a table. Add a new field ... get error.

Issue #1194
Fixed - Get Crash with Seek()

PE

Issue #1171
Fixed - Project Explorer Help (still pointing to dbase8.hlp)

Form and Form object errors

Issue #841
Fixed - ListBox linked to dBASE fields - all but character and Autoinc. shows blackout on selected row.

Issue #1204
Fixed - get Value out of Range trying to set TabBox CurSel

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

BDE Table issues

Issue #1169
Fixed - Get 'end of table' error modifying table with deleted records.

Issue #1186
Fixed - dBASE crashes with Enable BCD set to true for dBASE Alias

Issue #1194
Fixed - Strange behavior with Seek()

Issue #1215
Fixed - Bugs with numeric fields over 10 digits - Get Syntax error or Data Type Mismatch error with Seek()

dBASE PLUS 9 - Version 9 ALL FIXES

Issue #0024
fixed "TBAR variable not defined" error when closing PE without the standard toolbar.

Issue #0212
Fixed - Custom .bmp (no graphic) not Displaying in Menu

Issue #0290
Fixed - Problem with nested functions - Value out of Range and Function expected errors

Issue #0311
Fixed - Default for Encrypted table file changed to User's directory - otherwise, get encryption not support errors

Issue #0320
Added - option to re-arrange Component and Field Palette items alphabetically

Issue #0359
Fixed - Relax the Save Changes dialog in the form designer

Issue #0378
Fixed - calling second form with readmodal() does not then give the first form focus when closed

Issue #0391
Found Fix - ADO with date field in MySQL Causing rowcount of -1

Issue #0445
Fixed - issue with combobox display

Issue #0575
Fixed - numbers in a table with 19 or 20 digits using all digits available show as asterisks

Issue #0720
Fixed MAV using form.close() method in menu

Issue #0726
Fixed ability to round() values that do not have sufficiently accurate binary representations by adding a SET HIGHPRECISION setting.

Issue #0751
Fixed 'bad command' using tiled option in oleAutoClient excel command

Issue #0789
Fixed - When assigning a value to a ADO character field .. if the number of characters is > the size of the field .. nothing gets entered

Issue #0791
Fixed - Container paint issues with transparency and jpg as background.

Issue #0818
Fixed - images disappear from menu items after closing standard toolbar

Issue #0832
Fixed - text objects are not quite transparent in an exe - before 9.0 build?

Issue #0833
Fixed - Gif file not printing on Reports.

Issue #0834
Fixed - bitXor with double MOD function with a variable returns incorrect value

Issue #0835
Fixed - too many nested DO/UDF errors - using FLOOR function

Issue #0836
Fixed - Applications using MV_MENU.co trigger error "OLE Bad Variable Type"

Issue #0841
Fixed - ListBox linked to dBASE fields - all but character and Autoinc. shows blackout on selected row.

Issue #0846
Fixed - default visible property for toolbar was showing as true though it was actually false.

Issue #0851
Component Palette: implement named custom tabs when adding custom objects to component palette

Issue #0855
Fixed ListBox Transparent so it works when ListBox is within a Container

Issue #0857
Fixed form and component's helpFile property so dBASE does not automatically modify the path. Instead, it leaves it as entered

Issue #0860
dBASE generated app can now use Themes

Issue #0892
Fixed - Multiple params does not work for updates to tables

Issue #0893
Fixed - adoParameter does not understand timestamp

Issue #0948
Fixed having to force calculation of variable before calculation can be done on ado database

Issue #0961
Fixed Text Items in ListBox print with bottom of each row cutoff

Issue #0963
Fixed 'Invalid Key' error with ActiveX ListView object

Issue #0968
Fixed - get 'Improper argument encountered' error during close of form with upper left title bar close option

Issue #0969
Fixed more instances of pure virtual function call error or Memory Access violations

Issue #0984
Fixed - No Tab is created for non-visual custom objects in Component Palette

Issue #0985
Added Shortcut Key Ctrl+Q to Table Menu for the Abandon option

Issue #0997
Fixed reference to dBASE INc. found in an error dialog

Issue #1002
Fixed problems with null logical fields comparisons in a table (=Null is now returning true when it should)

Issue #1013
Fixed dbase table's field readonly property which was not streamed out to source code after setting it in the inspector

Issue #1018
Fixed wrong ascii code for Delete key in an editor

Issue #1021
dBASE Plus has encountered an internal operating system error - when closing app that is using a datamodule

Issue #1021
Fixed 'dBASE Plus has encountered an internal operating system error' - when closing app that is using a datamodule

Issue #1027
Fixed - Menu item not greyed out when it should be. In 2.80 when a program changed a menu from enabled to disabled it grayed out there and then. In Plus8 it does not grey out until you wave the mouse over it.

Issue #1029
Corrected streaming order of requestLive and Active in ADOQuery class

Issue #1067
Added Forground and Background indicators in Source Editor Properties Color tab

Issue #1068
Fixed - Dragging or moving a form over the Command Window Input Pane prevents part of the form from painting

Issue #1070
Fixed issue where Gifs were not drawing in image objects on a form.

Issue #1070
Fixed issue where Gifs were not drawing in image objects on a form.

Issue #1077
Fixed - get OLE Bad Variable Type when trying to do a document.write in a Microsoft Web Browser

Issue #1081
Fixed - lose Text search after using it - After doing a text search - unable to do a second text search

Issue #1115
Fixed - reference to a form from a menu opening forms based on custom forms is referencing the wrong form

Issue #1131
Fixed - cursor is getting misplaced after adding new method to a datamodule or a form or report

Issue #1153
Fixed - this. inside event handler for an object defined in another file brings up entire form's members

Issue #1155
Fixed - In source editor, colorizing of function names within commands is wrong

Issue #1157
Fixed - in dBASE Plus 9 - added calculated field is producing invalid subscript error when putting form in design mode

Issue #1158
Fixed - newly added functions need to have a space above during streaming

Issue #1159
Fixed - Failed login credentials when using SQL builder with ODBC/BDE connection to SQL Server

Issue #1160
Fixed - modi comm produces File does not exist error. It should instead start a new file in SE

Issue #1161
Fixed - MAV after trying to open a form with ReadModal - app uses custom forms and more

Issue #1162
Fixed - Close tree view from context menu.In Form use right-click context menu item to close the treeview is back in and works.

Issue #1163
Fixed - 'Field name error' Try to either create a new table or edit a table. Add a new field ... get error.

Issue #1164
Fixed - custom form class definition is different in dBASE Plus 9. Class declaration with custom form now uses the custom form as the super class form name instead of a generic 'FORM'

Issue #1166
Fixed - datamodule object represented twice in the editor's tree view.

Issue #1168
Fixed - Some report events are not saving in the linker code

Issue #1169
Fixed - Get 'end of table' error modifying table with deleted records.

Issue #1170
Fixed - Plus executable is not responding when closing form with menu item and popup menu.

Issue #1171
Fixed - Project Explorer Help (still pointing to dbase8.hlp)

Issue #1172
Fixed - Multiple user BDE Aliases

Issue #1173
Fixed - Code streamer is adding multiple code blocks - WITH ... ENDIWITH is duplicated after the form's rowset declaration

Issue #1176
Fixed - get OLE Bad Variable Type when trying to do a setting in Excel

Issue #1178
Fixed - Crash in app with menu and onOpen form event

Issue #1182
Fixed - get Improper argument adding a menu item to an existing menu

Issue #1185
Fixed - some functions missing in treeview in source editor

Issue #1186
Fixed - dBASE crashes with Enable BCD set to true for dBASE Alias

Issue #1188
Fixed - custom components not showing up in component palette using SET PROCEDURE TO ...

Issue #1189
Fixed - Print Preview for the table viewer (containing grid) is overwriting columns when there are more columns than will fit on page Issue #1191
Fixed - source alias parser is confused by a period in a path

Issue #1194
Fixed - Get Crash with Seek()

Issue #1194
Fixed - Strange behavior with Seek()

Issue #1197
Fixed - Shift-Tab doesn't decrease indent. It changes the selected object in the Inspector instead.

Issue #1199
Fixed - Old version of code hints displaying for: IF, ELSE, ENDIF, CASE, etc...The single line version of the code hints for: IF, ELSE, ENDIF, CASE, WITH, etc being displayed

Issue #1201
Implement listing of User Defined Functions, Procedures and custom class names in autocomplete list in Source Editor (for items in the current file only - does not include items in an external file added with SET PROCEDURE or #INCLUDE).

Issue #1204
Fixed - get Value out of Range trying to set TabBox CurSel

Issue #1205
Fixed - Cursor shows up on wrong line number in the Source Editor during a 'Fix' operation

Issue #1206
Fixed - Loss of Print Preview data and paging

Issue #1207
Implement previously defined variables for autocompletion.

Issue #1208
Implement list of user defined properties for objects defined in outside class (in the same file)

Issue #1209
Fixed - Autocomplete listing of functions and Procedures should have parenthesis - ()

Issue #1210
Fixed - Treeview graphics

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

Issue #1211
Fixed - PaintBox Transparency issue

Issue #1213
Fixed - cannot 'insert from file'.

Issue #1214
Fixed - Cannot print from source editor

Issue #1215
Fixed - Bugs with numeric fields over 10 digits - Get Syntax error or Data Type Mismatch error with Seek()

Issue #1216
Fixed - MySQL Non-Null dates with 0000-00-00 ... will not show as null but, as the last date in the buffer

Issue #1220
Fixed - Re-executing previous command line in Command Window is not copying executed line to current line in Command Window

Issue #1225
Fixed - MAV on SQL Builder

Issue #1227
Fixed - Login Dialog is failing in Navigator - MS-SQL OLE DB connection that requires login (password not included in connection details)

Issue #1228
Fixed - SQL Builder Connection fails using OLEDB provider for ms-sql without password

Issue #1230
Fixed - rectangle border is not being removed when set correctly in a report

Issue #1231
Fixed - menu option to 'close' print preview form ... produces crash

Issue #1233
Fixed - Recent Files list is not being saved to plus.ini when exiting dBASE IDE

Issue #1235
Fixed - cursor movements do not adhere to endOfLine behavior

Issue #1236
Fixed - On Report, rectangle with borderstyle = 5 (Double) causes border to overlap text

Issue #1237
Fixed - resource dialog is not painting correctly

Issue #1237
Fixed - Resource dialog paint issues

Issue #1240
Fixed - Update graphics library to support Server OS's and fix other graphic issues with toolbars

Issue #1264
Fixed - Support full transparency when component's transparent property is set to True

Issue #1265
Fixed - SET FUNCTION does not work in command window.

Issue #1266
Fixed - regression on toolbar image background transparency

Issue #1269
Fixed - try running app (using SQL through ADO only - no BDE) in runtime with DefaultEngine=None .. causes crash if BDE is not installed

Issue #1270
Fixed - when clicking on item in the treeview pane in source editor ... make code in right pane show more

Issue #1271
Fixed - Ctrl+F4 and File Close is bringing up the print dialog rather than closing the Source Editor

Issue #1272
Fixed - Resource images issues

Issue #1274
Fixed - slow forms issue (Forms without oleAutoClient should be opening faster)

Issue #1275
Fixed - Moving transparent component in transparent container in Form Designer also moves background with component

Issue #1276
Fixed - Record and Playback keystrokes is broken

Issue #1281
Fixed - TextLabel with transparent = true ... changing text shows bleed through of old test

Issue #1283
Fixed - container transparency issues

Issue #1285
Fixed - Strange behavior with spinbox assuming a value

Issue #1294
Fixed - Adding image file to pushbutton does not stream filename

Issue #1295
Fixed - Problem with dBasePLUS 9 and OleAutoClient( "Microsoft.XMLDOM" )

Issue #1296
Fixed - exe built with 9.2 throws Error reading file: error when .ico is not in same dir as the form.

Issue #1297
Fixed - Toolbutton does not show .gif images.

Issue #1298
Fixed - toolbar button image cannot use source alias in dBASE PLUS 8 or 9 . But, was able to in dBASE Plus 2.8

Issue #1300
Fixed - 'Escape' AKA - 'Cancel' does not work

Issue #1312
Fixed - Get MAV adding data objects to a blank report (without any streamsource or pagetemplate)

Issue #1315
Fixed - .prg and .cc is not automatically re-compiled after making a change

Issue #1324
Fixed - get blank Source Editor after clicking 'fix' when running a form, report. .prg or datamodule with error 'unrecognized command verb'

Issue #1325
Fixed - get MAV issuing crea repo new.rep

Issue #1327
Fixed - Project Explorer's toolbar is opening to the right of where the system toolbar was before it was turned off

Issue #1328
Fixed - When in the SQL Builder click the F12 - the Save icon on the toolbar gets disabled.

Issue #1329
Fixed - Resource images showing black background.

Issue #1332
Fixed - Z function (replacing zero with space) does not work in db8 or 9 but, does in 2.8

Issue #1337
Fixed - Quit in Command window not writing to .ini files

Issue #1340
Fixed - Report Designer losing changes after opening Source Editor and making additional change then closing Source Editor

Issue #1342
Fixed - Context Menu options not Enabling/Disabling for Editor Component

Issue #1346
Fixed - get 'unknown database' error trying to create a .sql using a User BDE Alias

Issue #1347
Fixed - get 'database not initialized' using a BDE Alias/ODBC connection to another database

Issue #1349
Fixed - report image does not display correctly in 9.3 when alignment is set to 3

Issue #1350
Fixed - after making a change in the source editor the treeview reverts to the top instead of staying in the current method

Issue #1353
Fixed - set epoch doesn't work for for dates when no setting is available in the .ini file

Issue #1354
Fixed - App Crashes in dBASE Plus 9 ... but not in dBASE Plus 8

Issue #1355
Fixed - setting database and query properties manually then turning them on does not populate the Field Palette

Issue #1356
Fixed - Print Table Structure not working

Issue #1357
Fixed - Database Engine not Initialized error this time using BDE Alias with DATABASE NOT already open

Issue #1359
Fixed - color dialog does not show the current color in use

Issue #1360
Fixed - Form Wizard Graphics not showing correctly

Issue #1361
Fixed - Both Print and Print Preview do not work for ADO Table Designer

Issue #1365
Fixed - menu items flicker very badly in dBASE 9

Issue #1370
Fixed - multiple params in INSERT INTO statement does not work

Issue #1371
Fixed - Double firing of onLostFocus for a form

Issue #1372
Fixed - Listbox Key event doesn't allow a form.close()

Issue #1373
Fixed - Another ActiveX bug in dBASE 9 that did not occur in dBASE 8

Issue #1375
Fixed - issue with floor method ... cannot get right result when multiplying
n = new number(3)
n.roundType = 6 //Floor
n.round() // now returns orrect result

Issue #1378
Fixed - VAL() of negative number in string type returns 0

Issue #1382
Fixed - Additional situations where 'encountered improper argument' error occurs.

Issue #1384
Fixed - Setting _app.session.temppath leads to crash when shutting down dBASE

Issue #1391
Fixed - Doublebuffer container button outline issue

Issue #1393
Fixed - Custom Window menu not firing custom CloseAll onClick event

Issue #1394
Fixed - Source Tree flickers on large files

Issue #1395
Fixed - Menu issue - Application Menu Deactivates

Issue #1396
Fixed - MOD is not working with calculations as a parameter

Issue #1399
Upgraded - Upgraded Menu Designer's "Insert Window Menu" option

Issue #1401
Fixed - Checkbox graphics artifact

Issue #1402
Fixed - cannot open a project with an ampersand in the directory name

Issue #1403
Fixed - Losing source code for a function after adding a new menu item

Issue #1406
Fixed - get mav trying to change a .sql command when using a datalinked grid (even when unlinking the grid before changing the query)

Issue #1407
Fixed - ADOQuery assuming a parameter variable when : or ? is in a set of quotes

Issue #1409
Fixed - Customize Tool Window pages for non-English resource files do not match current English version

Issue #1417
Fixed - Hitting enter on a pushbutton in a child form is not working

Issue #1421
Fixed - Datamodule is displaying twice in the form designer

Issue #1422
Fixed - The TRANSFORM() function no longer returns the correct # of blanks for 0 and a Z function.

Issue #1424
Fixed - class does not exist error on report canRender for text object

Issue #1425
Fixed - When the form is in design mode. As you click around on the lines in the form designer... the other components seem to disappear.

Issue #1427
Fixed - Field palette in French needs to be adjusted.

Issue #1436
Fixed - Extra blank option in menu in Window menu

Issue #1437
Fixed - onDesignOpen event not working for a report

Issue #1438
Fixed - Lose Command Window command pane in dBASE 9 but, not in dBASE 8

Issue #1440
Fixed - Try to open dBASE twice get Database Engine Error: Directory is Busy

Some Initial notes on dBASE Plus 9:

Is Windows XP supported in dBASE PLUS 9?

NO, dBASE PLUS 9 is not designed to work on XP. Since Microsoft dropped support for the OS back in April we have followed suit. While there are still many users of XP, we are seeing a dramatic drop in the number of people using it.

It is never easy to drop support for a OS, especially one as popular as XP. However the resources needed to retrofit, recompile, retrofit, etc. makes it unfeasible to continue support more so when you know that if you hit a snag with the older compiler for instance, you can't go to Microsoft for a fix.

So that puts us in an untenable position for a platform that is being rapidly phased out by organizations and individuals every day. That is why we made the difficult decision to drop support for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (server version of XP).

Are dBASE PLUS 8.X projects forwardly compatible with dBASE PLUS 9?

YES, projects developed in dBASE PLUS FULL 8.X should compile with little to no changes.

Upgrading from dBASE PLUS 2.6x and lower to dBASE PLUS 9

dBASE PLUS 9 does not support full backward compatibility.
This is due to many underlying technical issues, including but not limited to:
- High Precision Math implementation
- A new look & feel manager
- Full upgrade to the new MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) for look and feel and underlying component structures
- Updated and latest compiler support

All code from previous versions should be re-compiled.

If the idapi.cfg was in c:\program files ….\common files\borland\bde
Which would be the case with 2.6x…

You should still have the idapi.cfg in c:\program files ….\common files\borland\bde after installing dBASE PLUS 9.

The installer will create a new idapi.cfg in c:\programdata\common files\borland\bde but you should still have the one in c:\Program files\common files\borland\bde And should be able to copy that over to c:\programdata\common files\borland\bde and use it.

Also, the data objects on a form have been modified to require that the parent be explicitly set in a form or a report or other CLASS.

This means that if you attempt to put a form (for example) in design mode that has data objects that are defined like this…

this.DBASESAMPLES1 = new DATABASE()
with (this.DBASESAMPLES1)
left = 19.0
top = 14.0
databaseName = "DBASESAMPLES"
active = true
endwith

this.FISH1 = new QUERY()
with (this.FISH1)
left = 20.0
top = 14.0
database = form.dbasesamples1
sql = "select * from FISH.DBF"
active = true
endwith

When you attempt to put the form in design mode you will receive info about the modification needed to make it run in dBASE Plus 9…

 

Upgrading from dBASE PLUS 2.7x and dBASE PLUS 2.8x to dBASE PLUS 9

dBASE PLUS 9 does not support full backward compatibility.
This is due to many underlying technical issues, including but not limited to:
- High Precision Math implementation
- A new look & feel manager
- Full upgrade to the new MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) for look and feel and underlying component structures
- Updated and latest compiler support

All code from previous versions should be re-compiled.

Also, the data objects on a form have been modified to require that the parent be explicitly set in a form or a report or other CLASS.

This means that if you attempt to put a form (for example) in design mode that has data objects that are defined like this…

this.DBASESAMPLES1 = new DATABASE()
with (this.DBASESAMPLES1)
left = 19.0
top = 14.0
databaseName = "DBASESAMPLES"
active = true
endwith

this.FISH1 = new QUERY()
with (this.FISH1)
left = 20.0
top = 14.0
database = form.dbasesamples1
sql = "select * from FISH.DBF"
active = true
endwith

When you attempt to put the form in design mode you will receive info about the modification needed to make it run in dBASE Plus 9…

 

ADO Sample Code:

How do you use ADOQuery with Parameters

There are a couple of ways to use Parameters with ADOQuery in 8.0.0.3.
Most DBMS connections will be able to use positional parameter markers indicated by a question mark (?).
Here are some examples of some connections to SQL Server using positional parmeters...

Example 1 - in Form.onOpen event.

this.COMPANIES1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.COMPANIES1)
left = 14.7778
top = 5.72
databaseName = "SQLTEST"
sql = "SELECT * FROM KathyTest.dbo.Companies where NAME = ? "
endwith

this.GRID1 = new GRID(this)
with (this.GRID1)
height = 12.32
left = 3.8889
top = 2.2
width = 31.1111
endwith

this.rowset = this.companies1.rowset

function form_onOpen
with (this.COMPANIES1.parameters['NAME'])
value = 'dBase, LLC.'
endwith
this.COMPANIES1.active = true
this.grid1.dataLink = this.COMPANIES1.rowset
return

Example 2 - in constructor code.

this.COMPANIES1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.COMPANIES1)
left = 14.7778
top = 5.72
databaseName = "SQLTEST"
sql = "SELECT * FROM Test.dbo.Companies where NAME = ? "
with (params["NAME"])
value = "dBase, LLC."
endwith
active = true
endwith

Example 3 - using ADOQuery.beforeConnect event.

this.COMPANIES1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.COMPANIES1)
beforeConnect = {;this.parameters['NAME'].value = 'dBase, LLC.'}
left = 17.1111
top = 10.56
databaseName = "SQLTEST"
sql = "SELECT * FROM Test.dbo.Companies where NAME = ? "
cursorLocation = 1 // Server
active = true
endwith

You can use the named parameters in most circumstances as well.
This Example also sets up a Parent/Child relationship on SQL Server data using ADOQueries and named parameters and the masterSource property.

this.ORDERS1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.ORDERS1)
left = 89
top = 178
databaseName = "MYSQLTEST_CA"
sql = "SELECT * FROM orders"
active = true
endwith

this.ORDERDETAILS1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.ORDERDETAILS1)
left = 367
top = 195
databaseName = "MYSQLTEST_CA"
sql = "SELECT * FROM orderdetails where orderNumber=:orderNumber"
masterSource = form.orders1.rowset
active = true
endwith

Making data in an ADOQuery object editable

If your DBMS ADO/ODBC driver has the ability to set the cursorLocation to 'Server' you may be able to make your ADOQuery.rowset editable and not just readable.
For example the following connects to SQL Server and will make the Companies table editable in an ADOQuery object.

this.COMPANIES1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.COMPANIES1)
left = 17.1111
top = 10.56
databaseName = "SQLTEST"
sql = "SELECT * FROM Test.dbo.Companies"
cursorLocation = 1 // Server
active = true
endwith

If you are unable to use cursorLocation = 1 //Server -- then you can use ADOTable objects (which connect directly to table - NOT using sql) to edit your data on a form.
You will know if the cursorLocation is settable or not by simply trying it. If it does not hold after setting the object active=true, then it is not available.

Creating a Parent/Child relationship on data using masterSource

This Example sets up a Parent/Child relationship on SQL Server data using ADOQueries and named parameters and the masterSource property.

this.ORDERS1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.ORDERS1)
left = 89
top = 178
databaseName = "MYSQLTEST_CA"
sql = "SELECT * FROM orders"
active = true
endwith

this.ORDERDETAILS1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.ORDERDETAILS1)
left = 367
top = 195
databaseName = "MYSQLTEST_CA"
sql = "SELECT * FROM orderdetails where orderNumber=:orderNumber"
masterSource = form.orders1.rowset
active = true
endwith

How to Execute SQL commands

How do I execute sql commands in ADODatabase object.
You would use the syntax for the particular DBMS and Driver you are connecting to.
You can usually find the proper syntax by doing a Google search or looking up the driver info.

Here is an example of using the executeSQL command on an ADODatabase object with a MySQL connection using the 5.x MySQL driver.

this.ADODATABASE1 = new ADODATABASE(this)
with (this.ADODATABASE1)
onOpen = class::ADODATABASE1_ONOPEN
onExecute = class::ADODATABASE1_ONEXECUTE
left = 6.1111
top = 4.08
databaseName = "MYSQLTEST_CA"
active = true
endwith

function ADODATABASE1_onExecute(cmd)
?"Completed "+cmd
return true

function ADODATABASE1_onOpen
?"about to : CREATE TABLE aLongVarChar (ALongText LongText);"
this.executeSQL("CREATE TABLE aLongVarChar (ALongText LongText);")
return

Known Issues:

Language Support

Language Support: Japanese Language Runtime Files are not available.

Workaround: None, we will be releasing it soon.

Command Window Focus

Issue #1320 - Starting with dBASE Plus 8 - command window takes focus every time

Found that having the MDI Tabs displaying is the main cause of this issue.

Workaround: If you select View | MDI Tabs, and Uncheck options "Show" this issue will largely disappear.

Rectangle Transparency Issue

If you have a rectangle and are setting it’s transparent property to True.
You may see objects looking as though they disappear inside of the Rectangle your form.

Workaround There is a simple fix. By setting the Forms doubleBuffered property to ‘True’ this should fix the rendering of the rectangle and the text or other objects inside of it.

ADO and MySQL Non-Null Dates with Zeros

ADO Support: Issue #391 - ADO with date field in MySQL Causing rowcount of -1.

Workaround: There is a setting in the MySQL ODBC 5.2a driver to return a SQL_NULL_DATA for a date that is all zeros...



This will allow the count() to process correctly as well as view data programmaticaly. However , viewing the data in a grid or form component is not correct for the Date field that has a 0000-00-00 actual value.
(NOTE: this is for dBASE Plus 8 and dBASE PLUS 9 version 9.0.0.0)

If the actual data is



Viewing the notNullDates2 table in a browser in dBASE (with the odbc setting above) shows this ...



dBASE PLUS 9.1.0.0 has a fix for this issue …
This issue is occurring due to an error being encountered when our ADOField object attempts to retrieve the value for field aDate and aDate contains a zero date. The previous value (from record 2) is being left in the field buffer.

Internally we are adding code to clear the field buffer of any old data before attempting to load it (within the internal void CADOField::RefreshBuf(void) method). This ensures that if an error occurs when retrieving the field's current data the field will be left null instead of containing data from a different row

ADO Apps using Apache Web Server

ADO use with Apache: Issue #1017 - get MAV instantiating an ado object in a web app.

Workaround: This issue will occur on any 64 bit version of windows beginning with Vista.
The problem is due to the fact that Windows uses the environment variable 'CommonProgramFiles(x86)' to find the ADO DLL's at runtime but Apache does not allow parenthesis in the names of any environment variables that it passes or creates for web apps that it executes.
It converts the parenthesis into underscores, for example: CommonProgramFiles_x86_.

The simplest solution for this is to have each web app that requires ADO access to create its own environment variable before it attempts to create any ADO objects.
Adding the following code near the beginning of these web apps will create the needed environment variable.
(be sure to adjust the specified path to the one matching the machine on which Apache is executing):

extern CLOGICAL SetEnvironmentVariable(CSTRING, CSTRING) kernel32 from "SetEnvironmentVariableA"
bResult = SetEnvironmentVariable("CommonProgramFiles(x86)", "C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files")

Here is a function: initEnv(), that will only call SetEnvironmentVariable() when necessary - from within a web app. This can be added to the web class (as a method) if desired and called before any ADO objects are created:

function initEnv()
local cEnvStr, cEnvVar, cEnvVarNoParens

if OSVersion() >= 6 // Windows Vista is version 6.0

if IsWow64() // test if running on 64 bit version of Windows
if type("SetEnvironmentVariable") # "FP"
extern CLOGICAL SetEnvironmentVariable(CSTRING, CSTRING) kernel32 from "SetEnvironmentVariableA"
endif

cEnvVar = "CommonProgramFiles(x86)"
cEnvVarNoParens = "CommonProgramFiles_x86_"

// check if correct env.var already exists and has a value
cEnvStr = getenv(cEnvVar)
if empty(cEnvStr)
// EnvVar with parens not found - so must create it

// check if modified env.var (without parens) already exists and has a value
cEnvStr = getenv(cEnvVarNoParens)
if empty(cEnvStr)
// cEnvVarNoParens not found - use default value for it
cEnvStr = "C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files"
else
// otherwise cEnvVarNoParens exists and has a value
endif

// Create and set value of env.var (with parens)
bResult = SetEnvironmentVariable(cEnvVar, cEnvStr)
endif
endif
endif

return


function OSVersion
local cVersion
cVersion = OS()
return val(ltrim(substr(cversion,rat(" ",cVersion))))

function IsWow64
local lIsWow64

lIsWow64 = false

if type("GetCurrentProcess") # "FP"
extern CHANDLE GetCurrentProcess( CVOID ) kernel32
endif

if type("IsWow64Process") # "FP"
extern CLOGICAL IsWow64Process(CHANDLE, CPTR CLOGICAL) kernel32
endif

if type("IsWow64Process") = "FP"
// Make sure extern worked for retrieving this function pointer
// Because older versions of windows do not contain this function
// From MSDN, minimum supported operating systems are:
// Client OS's: Win XP SP2, Vista
// Server OS's: Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008
IsWow64Process(GetCurrentProcess(), lIsWow64)
endif

return lIsWow64

In order for the above initEnv() to function correctly the following setting should be in the httpd.conf file (in any place - I put mine in the beginning) for Apache:

PassEnv CommonProgramFiles(x86)

This instructs Apache to pass the existing environment variable (CommonProgramFiles(x86) to any web apps as part of their default environment.
Apache will pass this env.variable, but renamed to: CommonProgramfiles_x86_
but it will have the needed path assigned to it which initEnv() will use.

Also when connecting to an ADO database it is best to use the .connectionString property when connecting to an external database in a web app.

for example ...

this.adoQuery1 = new ADOQUERY(this)
with (this.adoQuery1)
connectionString = ""
sql = "SELECT * FROM "
active = true
requestLive = false
endwith

Code Completion

Code Completion: dComplete issue - varaibles are currently not checked for scope.

Workaround: We will be implementing soon a check for the scope of a variable to get the correct list of member for the Code Complete feature. For Example...


x = new Array()

Function NewObj
//test scope of new object
x = new query()
x. //Will show list of Array members instead of list of the query.
return

Code Completion: Parent reference does not produce a member list ..
in a simple form with a grid (or some other object) ... in an event do .. this.parent to reference the form.

No member list is shown ...

function GRID1_onOpen()
this.parent.
return

Code Completion: Variables defined in another file is not currently implemented for code completion
For example any objects defined in a file that is included with an #include or SET PROCEDURE to or in a Super classed file.

Code Completion: Field object not implemented for code completion

d = new database()
d.databasename = "DBASESAMPLES"
d.active = true

q = new query()
q.database = d
q.sql = "select * from Fish"
q.active = true

q.asdfasdf = q.rowset.fields["name"].

at this point there is no member list.

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous: Transform without 9s in numeric mask adds extra space.

in 2.8 ?Transform(0,'@$ ') ... returns
$0

in dBASE Plus 8 this returns ...
$ 0

unlesss (as a workaround) you add 9s as a mask...

?Transform(0,'@$ 99,999,999') ... this wil return ...
$0 in both dBASE PLUS 8 and dBASE Plus 9

Miscellaneous: Adding a new event function can put the cursor in the wrong position. In a form or a report ... open it in the designer .. click an event wrench in the inspector to start a new function for that event. the Source Editor will open but, the cursor may not be placed directly in the new function.

FAQ:

What are the BDE specifications for dBASE Data (specs) (Table limits)

General limits and specification

General BDE™ Limits

48 Clients in system
32 Sessions per client (3.5 and earlier 16 Bit, 32 Bit)
256 Session per client (4.0 32 Bit)
32 Open databases per session (3.5 and earlier 16 Bit, 32 Bit)
2048 Open databases per session (4.0 32 Bit)
32 Loaded drivers
64 Sessions in system (3.5 and earlier 16 Bit, 32 Bit)
12288 Sessions in system (4.0 32 Bit)
4000 Cursors per session
16 Entries in error stack
8 Table types per driver
16 Field types per driver
8 Index types per driver
48K Size of configuration (IDAPI.CFG) file
64K Size of SQL statement (RequestLive=False)
4K Size of SQL statement (RequestLive=True)
6K Size of SQL statement (RequestLive=True) (4.01, 32 Bit)
16K Record buffer size (SQL or ODBC)
31 Table and field name size in characters
64 Stored procedure name size in characters
16 Fields in a key
3 File extension size in characters
260 Table name length in characters
260 Path and file name length in characters
15 Significant Digits

Paradox® Limits

127 Tables open per system (4.0 and earlier 16 Bit32 Bit)
254 Tables open per system (4.01 32 Bit)
64 Record locks on one table (16Bit) per session
255 Record locks on one table (32Bit) per session
255 Records in transactions on a table (32 Bit)
512 Open physical files (4.0 and earlier 16 Bit32 Bit) (DB, PX,MB, X??, Y??, VAL,TV)
1024 Open physical files (4.01 32 Bit) (DB, PX,MB, X??, Y??, VAL,TV)
300 Users in one PDOXUSRS.NET file
255 Number of fields per table
255 Size of character fields
2 Billion records in a table
2 Billion bytes in .DB (Table) file
10800 Bytes per record for indexed tables
32750 Bytes per record for non-indexed tables
127 Number of secondary indexes per table
16 Number of fields in an index
255 Concurrent users per table
256 Megabytes of data per BLOB field
100 Passwords per session
15 Password length
63 Passwords per table
159 Fields with validity checks (32 Bit)
63 Fields with validity checks (16 Bit)
53 Fields with Validity checks added at onetime
63 Number of Sessions with Tables open on1 System

dBASE® Limits

256 Open dBASE® tables per system (16 Bit)
350 Open dBASE® tables per system (BDE™ 3.0 - 4.0,32 Bit)
512 Open dBASE® tables per system (BDE™ 4.01, 32 Bit)
100 Record locks on one dBASE® table (16 and 32 Bit)
100 Records in transactions on a dBASE® table (32 Bit)
1 Billion records in a table
2 Billion bytes in .DBF (Table) file
4000 Size in bytes per record (dBASE® 4)
32767 Size in bytes per record (dBASE® for Windows®)
255 Number of fields per table (dBASE® 4)
1024 Number of fields per table (dBASE® for Windows®)
47 Number of index tags per .MDX file
254 Size of character fields
10 Open master indexes (.MDX) per table
220 Key expression length in characters

What is a User BDE Alias?

You can create individual User Database Aliases in dBASE PLUS 9 when using the user’s UAC Paths in Vista or Windows 7.
In the User’s Plus.ini (or the applications .ini) file.
(For example c:usersdBASEPlusBinPlus.ini)

Here is information from the dBASE PLUS 9 help file. Topic: ‘INI’
USERBDEALIASES Is a setting which allows a standard user to create a User Alias that gets saved to the user's ini file.
A standard user will NOT be able to add a regular BDE Alias that gets stored in the BDE config file (idapi.cfg), unless the user is given administrator privileges OR is put in a custom user group that has full access to the BDE's registry keys and the folder containing IDAPI.cfg.
The alternative is to deploy your app with one of the following:
- an .ini file containing User BDE Alias settings that the runtime will auto load when starting your application.
- a custom routine that your program runs to create on-the-fly any User BDE Aliases needed while your program is running.
To use the .ini file option, add lines similar to the following:
[UserBDEAliases]
0=SomeAlias
1=SomeODBCAlias
[SomeAlias]
Driver=DBASE
Options=PATH:C:SomeAliasFolder
[SomeODBCAlias]
Driver=
Options=

Does dBASE PLUS 9 support Unicode?

The dBASE IDE is able to use Unicode characters (like Chinese, Arabic etc...)

However, the .dbf and .db tables currently do not support these sets of characters. We are working on changing this for a future release. Please keep an eye on our website as we will be making many changes in the near future.

With ADO connections however, you can connect to external databases that use Unicode and other data types. Since ADO connections are outside of the BDE, it is not restricted by the limitations of the BDE.

You can find more detailed information from the help for ‘ADO’ under the ADO book in our online Help system.

http://www.dbase.com/help/9_2/Plus-en.htm

INNO Setup error : Sorry can't install this setup cancelled by user – When using Runtime/BDE

Check for required dBASE Runtime files..." i get "Sorry can't install this setup cancelled by user

Because of security issues people have found that you must use the [Run] section of inni to run the bde/runtime installer.

Try the following …

First leave the setting...
UninsHS= from the [dBASERuntime] section.
delete everything else under [dBASERuntime].

Instead you should use the [Run] section of inno (see the inno help under the RUN section).
This is where extra .exe’s are run at the end of the app install.

After removing the [dBASERuntime] section there will be additional code that is no longer necessary so remove ..
under [code] the section starting with 'procedure CurPageChanged(CurPageID: Integer);' and ending with 'end;'


Then add the following …
(For an example... this is using PLUS 8.1.3.0 Runtime installers)

under ...

[Files]

; -----------------------------------------------------
; dBASE Runtime Installer – put it in {tmp} dir
Source: "\PLUS813Runtime-b2345_EN.exe"; DestDir: "{tmp}"; Flags: ignoreversion deleteafterinstall

; -----------------------------------------------------
; Manifest file for runtime:
Source: "\plusrun.exe.manifest"; DestDir: "{pf}\dBASE\Plus\Runtime"
; Manifest file for BDE:
Source: "\bdeadmin.exe.manifest"; DestDir: "{cf}\Borland\BDE"

Under…

[Run]
; This is a Silent install of runtime suppresses the runtime install display, ...
; PlusNNNNRuntime-bNNNN_en.exe -s -a Runtime= BDE= Silent -sr
; In order to get this to work properly, the double-quotes are doubled up in a few places
; if you look at the statement ... that embeds a single double-quote (as it were) in the
; parameters needed for the runtime and bde installs.

Filename: {tmp}\PLUS813Runtime-b2345_EN.exe; Parameters: "-s -a Runtime=""{pf}\dBASE\Plus\Runtime"" BDE=""{cf}\Borland\BDE"" Silent -sr"; StatusMsg: "Installing dBASE Runtime and BDE..."; Flags: runascurrentuser; WorkingDir: {tmp};


= = = = = = = = = = = = FULL EXAMPLE OF .ISS THAT INSTALLS A SIMPLE HI.EXE AND THE RUNTIME = = = = = = = = = = = = =

[_TopOfScript]
; This is a Innoscript generated by dBASE PLUS Project Explorer

[_Project]
ProjectNr=1.0.0.0
ProjectName=RuntimeBDETest
ProjectExeFileName=C:\Users\Kathy Kolosky\AppData\Local\dBASE\Plus8\Samples\RuntimeBDETest.exe
ProjectMainFileName=C:\Users\Kathy Kolosky\AppData\Local\dBASE\Plus8\Samples\RuntimeTest.iss
ProjectAuthor=Copyright © 2014 Unknown Author
ProjectCreateDate=05/21/2014 07:38:29
ProjectAccessDate=05/21/2014 07:38:56
ProjectdBaseVersion=dBASE PLUS 8.130 b2345
ProjectLastdBaseRuntimeVersion=8130
ProjectLastdBaseRuntimeLanguage=EN
ProjectdBasePRJFilename=C:\Users\Kathy Kolosky\AppData\Local\dBASE\Plus8\Samples\RuntimeTest

[ISPP]
#pragma option -v+
#pragma verboselevel 9 ;Macro and functions successfull call acknowledgements
#define Debug
#define AppName "RuntimeBDETest"
#define AppVersion "1.0.0.0"
#define AppId "RuntimeBDETest_ID"
#define AppCopyright "Copyright © 2014 Unknown Author"
#define AppUninstallDir "{app}\Uninstall Information"

[LangOptions]
LanguageCodePage=0

[Setup]
SourceDir=C:\Users\Kathy Kolosky\AppData\Local\dBASE\Plus8\Samples
SetupIconFile=
AppId={#AppId}
AppName={#AppName}
AppVersion={#AppVersion}
AppVerName={#AppName} Version {#AppVersion}
AppCopyright={#AppCopyright}
DefaultDirName={pf}\{#AppName}
DefaultGroupName={#AppName}
PrivilegesRequired=admin
ShowLanguageDialog=false
VersionInfoVersion={#AppVersion}
VersionInfoDescription={#AppName} Setup
VersionInfoCompany={#AppCopyright}
VersionInfoTextVersion=Version {#AppVersion}
UninstallFilesDir={#AppUninstallDir}

[Languages]
Name: en; MessagesFile: compiler:Default.isl

[Messages]
BeveledLabel=Copyright © 2014 Unknown Author


[Files]
; -----------------------------------------------------
; dBASE Runtime Installer – put it in {tmp} dir
Source: "C:\RuntimeInstaller\PLUS813Runtime-b2345_ALL.exe"; DestDir: "{tmp}"; Flags: ignoreversion deleteafterinstall
Source: RuntimeBDETest.exe; DestDir: {app}; Flags: IgnoreVersion

[INI]
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Toolbars; Flags: UninsDeleteSection
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Toolbars; Key: Standard; String: 0
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Toolbars; Key: StandardFloat; String: 0
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Toolbars; Key: StandardStyle; String: 0
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Desktop; Flags: UninsDeleteSection
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Desktop; Key: Maximized; String: 0
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: Desktop; Key: StatusBar; String: 0
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: CommandWindow; Flags: UninsDeleteSection
Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini; Section: CommandWindow; Key: Open; String: 0

[Run]
; Silent install of runtime suppresses the runtime install display, and the installshield stuff ...
; PlusRuntime-bNNNN_en.exe -s -a Runtime=d:\dBASEPLUS\Runtime BDE=d:\dBASEPLUS\bde Silent -sr
; In order to get this to work properly, the double-quotes are doubled up in a few places
; if you look at the statement ... that embeds a single double-quote (as it were) in the
; parameters needed for the runtime and bde installs.
Filename: {tmp}\PLUS813Runtime-b2345_ALL.exe; Parameters: "-s -a Runtime=""{pf}\dBASE\Plus\Runtime"" BDE=""{cf}\Borland\BDE"" Silent -sr"; StatusMsg: "Installing dBASE Runtime and BDE..."; Flags: runascurrentuser; WorkingDir: {tmp};


[UninstallDelete]
Type: files; Name: Filename: {app}\RuntimeBDETest.ini

[_EndOfScript]
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[Code]
var FinishedInstall: Boolean;

procedure InitializeWizard();
begin
FinishedInstall:= false
end;

procedure DeInitializeSetup( );
var ErrorCode: Integer;
begin
if FinishedInstall then
#if VER >= 0x05000100
ShellExec('open',ExpandConstant('{group}'),'',ExpandConstant('{group}'), SW_SHOWNORMAL, ewNoWait, ERRORCODE);
#else
InstShellExec(ExpandConstant('{group}'), '', '', SW_SHOWNORMAL, ERRORCODE);
#endIf
end;

function InitializeSetup(): Boolean;
var S: String;
begin
(** Create a Mutex so we can not double call this Setup.exe file **)
S:='{#AppName}';
Result:= true;
if CheckForMutexes(S+'_SetupMutex')=false
then Createmutex(S+'_SetupMutex')
else Result:=False;
end;

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