Browse()

BROWSE()

Browse a database file

Syntax

      BROWSE( [<nTop>, <nLeft>, <nBottom>, <nRight>] ) --> lOk

Arguments

<nTop> coordinate for top row display.

<nLeft> coordinate for left column display.

<nBottom> coordinate for bottom row display.

<nRight> coordinate for right column display.

Returns

BROWSE() return .F. if there is no database open in this work area, else it return .T.

Description

BROWSE() is a general purpose database browser, without any thinking you can browse a file using the following keys:

       Key              Meaning
       ---------------  --------------------------------------------
       Left             Move one column to the left (previous field)
       Right            Move one column to the right (next field)
       Up               Move up one row (previous record)
       Down             Move down one row (next record)
       Page-Up          Move to the previous screen
       Page-Down        Move to the next screen
       Ctrl Page-Up     Move to the top of the file
       Ctrl Page-Down   Move to the end of the file
       Home             Move to the leftmost visible column
       End              Move to the rightmost visible column
       Ctrl Left        Pan one column to the left
       Ctrl Right       Pan one column to the right
       Ctrl Home        Move to the leftmost column
       Ctrl End         Move to the rightmost column
       Esc              Terminate BROWSE()

On top of the screen you see a status line with the following indication:

       Record ###/###   Current record number / Total number of records.
       <none>           There are no records, the file is empty.
       <new>            You are in append mode at the bottom of file.
       <Deleted>        Current record is deleted.
       <bof>            You are at the top of file.

You should pass whole four valid coordinate, if less than four parameters are passed to BROWSE() the coordinate are default to: 1, 0, MAXROW(), MAXCOL().

Examples

      // this one shows you how to browse around
      USE Around
      Browse()

Compliance

Clipper

Files

Library is rtl

Seealso

DBEDIT()*, TBrowse class

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