February 22, 2000

Dynamic Type Versus Static Type

The type of the most derived object to which an expression refers is said to be the dynamic type of that expression. For example, if p is declared as a

The replace() Algorithm

Another useful STL algorithm is replace(), which is defined in the standard header and has the following prototype: void replace (ForwardIterator start, ForwardIterator end, const T & old_value, const T

Bool Type Conversions

A value of type bool can be converted implicitly to a value of type int, with false becoming zero, and true becoming one. For example: bool b = false; int

The Future of long

On 32-bit platforms, int and long usually occupy the same size. Programmers use these types interchangeably when they need a 32-bit integer. However, on 64-bit architectures, long is often represented

Merging Two Lists

Merging two lists isn’t only a popular homework assignment; rather, this task is sometimes needed in real world programming as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel anymore.

Automatic Sorting After Inserting

Question: I have a datawindow with a few columns. I have written a menu through which I can sort the existing data alphabetically or by value. Whenever a new row

Finding a SQL Builder Component

Question: I’m looking for an “SQL builder” component that I can plug into a VB application that is end-user-friendly. Essentially, I would like the component to allow users to use

Printing One Page of a Report

Question: How can I give the user the option to print only one page in a Visual FoxPro report? Answer: The REPORT FORM command has a RANGE parameter. Here is