February 2, 1998

Make the Right Comparison

Although Java’s String package is a lot more friendly than C’s string handling, you can still find yourself surprised by its behavior at times. Consider this code: import java.lang.String;public class

What are we Looking at?

To present your applet in a visually pleasing way, it’s often handy to know the size of the screen that’s available for output. Fortunately, a built-in AWT function makes determining

A const member function

Whenever you define a class member function which does not (and should not) change its object, it’s a good idea to define it as a const member function. There are

Activate Your Applets

Did you ever feel the urge to use a nice Java class you just wrote as an ActiveX object on your Windows machine? Good news: you can do it in

Linked List vs. File I/O

Question: Can you explain to me how a linked list works with FILE I/O. For example, how do you add, modify, delete, and search for a student record in a

CL.EXE Error

Question: I installed MS Visual C++ 5.0 at work and on my home machine. At work it’s fine running on Windows NT with 96 megs of RAM. On my home

Variable-length data in structs

Question: Can I have variable length fields in a structure. I have tried something like: typedef struct { int length; char data[length];}; but that won’t compile. Is there a way,

Autolaunch library PB configuration

Question: When I open PowerBuilder, I want it to open showing the library painter by default. I tried modifying the Target in the Propeties for the PowerBuilder icon by adding

Viewing Text File

Question: How can I view and print a text file in PB5-16? I don’t need to edit. Answer: Use the FileOpen, FileRead and FileClose commands to read you text file.