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 From: Tamar Granor
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 Tamar Granor
 To: Billy Barrows
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 Billy Barrows
Subject: RE: Subclass form
Thread ID: 310879 Message ID: 310988 # Views: 65 # Ratings: 4
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Classes and Objects
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:05:04 PM         

> Learning VFP.
> I subclassed all the VFP base classes to my.vcx file.
> How do I create a new form based on my subclass form?
> The new classes can be viewed on the form controls, but the form subclass cannot be used there.
> Thanks

The easiest way is to use the Toolbox. From the menu, choose Tools | Toolbox (or click the Toolbox icon on the standard toolbar).

The first time you want to use your own classes, you have to set things up properly:

- Right-click on the Toolbox and choose Add Category;
- In the dialog, give your category a name. I typically use a name that reflects what client or project this category will relate to.
- The new category is added. Click on its name to open the category.
- Right-click and choose Add Class Library.
- For the class library in the dialog, point to your class library.
- Add the classes in your class library are added to the Toolbox.

Now you're ready to get to work.

To create a form based on a form class, find the form class in the Toolbox, right-click on it and choose Create Form.

To add controls to the form, either drag them from the Toolbox to your form, or double-click on them in the Toolbox. If you do the latter, you'll have to drag them to where you want to place them.

One of the things that makes the Toolbox so useful (besides being able to create forms based on custom classes) is that you can easily add controls to container-type controls (such as pages and grids). Drag a control onto a pageframe and it's dropped onto the active page of the pageframe. Drag a control onto a grid and it's dropped into the column of the grid where you dropped.

There's lots more great stuff you can do with the Toolbox. Check out this paper on my website:





Subclass form Posted by Billy Barrows @ 6/26/2011 5:10:54 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Samir H. @ 6/26/2011 5:23:05 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Billy Barrows @ 6/26/2011 5:47:18 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 6/26/2011 9:31:41 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Tamar Granor @ 6/27/2011 11:05:04 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Billy Barrows @ 6/29/2011 3:01:17 PM
RE: Subclass form Posted by Tamar Granor @ 6/30/2011 10:28:03 PM