June 26, 1998

Debugger breakpoint mismatch

Question: We have installed Powerbuilder 6.0.0. and have migrated applications. The application is working OK, but I am having a problem with the debugger. When I put a “break point”

Asking a proper question

Question: I have tried using the “shell” statement in VBA to load and run an existing .exe file. The file seems to load but does not run. (I have used

Find if directory exists

Question: We would like to find out if a directory that was typed exists. Furthermore, we prefer not to use a list box control or getFileOpenName. Answer: To do this

Record date/time when updating record

Question: I’m using PB6.0 with Sybase SQL Anywhere 5.0. I would like to be able to record the date and time in my table(s) whenever a user updates or adds

Powerscript – Mouse

Question: How do you get the position of the mouse pointer (x- and y-cordinates) in a script? Answer: Use the PointerX() and PointerY() functions.

Controlling other programs

Question: How can I make a program that controls other programs? For example, I’ve seen programs that can change the text in a text box of another program. Answer: Sounds

Highlighting a row a different color

Question: Using PFC, when I select a row, it turns dark blue, often obscuring the data. Is there a way to change the color to something lighter? Answer: The way

Determining time zone setting

Question: How can I find the Active Time Zone offset from UTC that the computer clock is set to? This value changes when going from Standard to Daylight Savings Time.