Harbour Utilities / Tools

Harbour :

Harbour.exe : Harbour compiler

HbFormat : Formats the source code according to certain criteria

HbIDE  : Visual Development environment for the Harbour and other xBase dialects

Hbi18n : A tool that makes finding applications for other languages

HbMk2    : Ultimate project maker for Harbour applications

HbNetIO  : Harbour NETIO Server

HbPP   : Harbour preprocessor

HbRun  : Console interpreter and .prg/.hrb runner for the Harbour Language

HbTest   : Harbour Regression Test Suite

3rth Party:

rcc.exe  : Qt resource compiler

uic.exe  : Qt User Interface Compiler

upx.exe  : Ultimate Packer for eXecutables

windres  : Resource compiler

Enter  windres3011 –help for options.

HMG Samples

About HMG Samples

Language Related

 Arrays

Array Arithmetic

Load / Save ANY array

Conversion

DOS -> Windows Character Conversion

National Issues

National Alternate Collating Sequence

National Change Case

 Windows

Tracking Mouse

Controls

Browse

Quick Search    

Combo box

Dynamic ComboBox

Edit Box

Word wrap in EditBox

 Grid

Get Data Into Grid via IDE

Text Box

Auto fill in text box

Search in and Fill Box (SFilBox) 

Tree

Tree Menu

Two Methods for Tree

Functions

 Drives, Directories and Files

Drives and Directories

Directory List

Fill Directory List

PutFile() with default file name

Messages

HMG Message Functions

Message for multiple values

Message Extended

Where Is It ?

Improvements in Message functions

Miscellaneous

Is application running ?

Get Process ID

Simple Error Handling

Funny

Cuckoo Clock

Untouchable window

Warn Lazy User

Pegs Game

Drawing

Play Draw

Draw Border

Printing

 Text Mode

Using printer under Windows 

Obsolete ways

Send to File

Print File

GUI Mode

HMG Print

 HMG Print ( Mini Print ) for beginners in 10 easy steps

Print a plain text file by HMG Print – 1

HMG Report

HMG HPDF

HMG_HPDF — Bill

Unicode

HMG Unicode

Utilities

Color Codes

DB Validate 

Hex View

Mini Agenda

DBA : Data Base Assistant

Low-Level DBU

x-Base Modul List

Mini Search Machine (2014) 

Browse by IDE

BROWSE is a control a few complicated than others. However HMG-IDE successfully support it.

In this sample we will build a Browse based application in a few steps using HMG-IDE.

Step – 1 : Make a folder for this sample.

Step – 2 : Copy TEST.DBF and TEST.DBT from \hmg\SAMPLES\TUTORIAL folder to your new folder.

Step – 3 : Run HMG-IDE and chose “New Project”.

IDE will ask you location and name for the new project; denote the folder you had build in the first step and give a name, say “IDEBrowse”.

IDE will build a new main module named “Main.Prg” and a new main form named “Main.fmg”

Step – 4 :

Double click “Main.prg” in the “Modules” tab of “Project Browser” window for editing this “main” module:

IDE send this module (.prg) file to your programing editor.

You will see your main program written by IDE :

#include <hmg.ch>

Function Main
 Load Window Main
 Main.Center
 Main.Activate
Return

Step – 5 :

Since BROWSE is a table based control, we must have a table and files opening/closing routines; these aren’t duties of IDE.

So add this two little procedures to the main.prg for opening and closing table:

Procedure OpenTables()
Use Test Shared
Return
Procedure CloseTables()
Use
Return


 Step – 6 :

Now, it’s time for making some arrangements on the form:

Title :

– Click  “Object Inspector [Main.Fmg]\Form\Properties\Title” :


– Give a “Title”, say “IDE Browse Sample” to form :


On Init Procedure :

– By clicking “Object Inspector [Main.Fmg]\Form\Events\OnInit” ;


– Assign OpenTables() procedure name to this event:

On Release Procedure :

– By clicking “Object Inspector [Main.Fmg]\Form\Events\OnRelease”;

– Assign CloseTables() procedure name to this event:

Step – 7 :

Now, we can place BROWSE control in our form:

– Click BROWSE button in the Toolbox:

– Then click anywhere in the form :

– Re-size control by dragging “resize” mark at the lower rigth corner :
 

 
 – If required, change placement of control by using “replace” mark ( at the upper-left corner )

 

– By using these two marks, you can place control in the form whatever you like:


 Step – 8 :

And now, we will make some arrangements on the BROWSE control :

After activating ( by clicking on it ) BROWSE control;

By selecting “Object Inspector[Main.Fmg]\Browse_1\Properties” give these properties to Browse_1 control:

– “Fields” property :

{‘Test->Code’,’Test->First’,’Test->Last’,’Test->Birth’,’Test->Married’,’Test->Bio’}

– “Headers” property :

{ ‘Code’, ‘First Name’, ‘Last Name’, ‘Birth Date’, ‘Married’, ‘Biography’ }

– “Widths” property :

{ 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150 }

– “Work Area” property :

Test

Note that “array” properties requires open and close curly-braces (‘{}’),  character properties doesn’t requires quotation marks (“”).

.
If you want allow editing  abilities to user, you have change default values (.F.) of these properties to .T.

 ALLOWEDIT
 ALLOWAPPEND
 ALLOWDELETE
 

Last Step :

That is All !

Click “Run” button ( or select “Run” from Project menu or simply press F5 key) for see results :


You have now a BROWSE based HMG application generated  by IDE.

When you use “Run” command or attempt to closing   your form by clicking “X” button, IDE ask you saving it ( if any change you have made ). You may also use Project\Save Form menu command.

Since IDE is a “Two-Way Form Designer”, you can edit .fmg files by double clicking its name in the “Forms” tab   of “Project Browser” window.

And since .fmg files are pure HMG source code, you can open a .fmg file by your editor to see  form source  code generated by IDE. Inspecting this code may be useful for better understanding and learning HMG.

You can also edit this file manually, but under your own risk ! Some modifications may not suitable to the standards of Form Designer.