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Subject: RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method
Thread ID: 288908 Message ID: 289227 # Views: 44 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Forms
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 5:23:29 PM         
   


> My old foxpro dos program has 40 tables.
> Since I do not expect more new states in the next 10 years
> I think that 50 non changing items can be entered more easily with option 1 and a text string.
>
> I always worry that with so many dbf files and indexes the chance of corruption increases, yet, despite hundreds of users over 20 years it has never happened.
>
> I have a routine to salvage and reindex dbf files I created back then, and have never used it!
>
> > I'd recommend using a table for this purpose
> >
CREATE TABLE States (state Char(2), statename Char(15))
> > Browse 

> > There's a shortcut key for adding rows to a browsed table, Ctrl-Y.
> > Then you can use Combobox.Rowsourcetype=2 , table, or create an array for RowSourceType=5, with a query:
> >
This.AddProperty('aStates(1)',' ') 
> > SELECT statename, state FROM States ORDER BY state INTO ARRAY This.aStates
> > This.BoundColumn=2

> > The ComboBox.Columncount property determines if both fields or only one is shown, or you can change the query.
> > By setting the Combo.Columnwidths property you can hide a column by setting its width to 0.
> > The Combo.BoundColumn=n determines which of n columns will set the Combo.Value after a selection.
> > The first column will always be the default Combo.DisplayValue.
> >
> > -Anders

If you had made a table of states back in the DOS days you'd already have your solution for this new combobox -).
I was also thinking of the added functionality of displaying the full name of the states: it helps the users who aren't sure about the standard codes for ALASKA and ALABAMA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA and OREGON. And it makes it very easy to add the code for Canadian provinces. And while the risk of new states emerging is small, the chance of adding features to your app where state names will be used is probably higher.
And in the end using comma-delimited strings for combos is imho just - so antiquated.

Best regards,
-Anders

ENTIRE THREAD

Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/25/2010 9:27:55 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/25/2010 11:15:20 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/26/2010 6:33:49 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/26/2010 9:02:07 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/27/2010 2:22:52 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by tushar @ 12/27/2010 5:11:48 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/27/2010 10:56:04 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/27/2010 11:57:12 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Ony Too @ 12/27/2010 2:13:01 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/27/2010 2:56:32 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Ony Too @ 12/28/2010 6:36:49 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/28/2010 8:03:04 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/27/2010 10:59:11 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/27/2010 11:54:00 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/27/2010 6:04:34 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/27/2010 7:08:38 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/27/2010 11:25:32 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2010 3:40:59 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/28/2010 3:54:37 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/28/2010 7:33:01 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2010 8:05:48 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/28/2010 10:28:42 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/29/2010 12:19:48 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/29/2010 1:41:27 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/29/2010 2:11:57 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/29/2010 2:20:14 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/29/2010 2:39:39 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Samir H. @ 12/29/2010 3:08:48 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/30/2010 9:32:09 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/29/2010 11:42:07 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/28/2010 8:25:03 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/28/2010 10:31:14 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Ony Too @ 12/26/2010 6:00:33 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/27/2010 2:01:43 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 12/27/2010 10:51:52 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Anders Altberg @ 12/26/2010 7:20:37 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2010 3:44:21 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/28/2010 8:55:49 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Anders Altberg @ 12/29/2010 5:23:29 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/29/2010 11:57:08 PM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Anders Altberg @ 12/30/2010 10:12:32 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2010 6:31:22 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Gerald Fay @ 12/28/2010 8:37:18 AM
RE: Newbee and AddProperty form method Posted by Ron Seidl @ 2/16/2014 4:54:41 PM