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    I want to have my Easter Calculating program (see: Source Code Forum) tested by a fellow who does not have PBDLL. So I must send him an executable. But how can I let him use different years? A command line parameter does not appear to be a very handy 'tool' under Windows, although PBDLL60 does support it. Any suggestions?

    Thanks and regards,
    Egbert

    Egbert Zijlema, journalist and programmer (zijlema at basicguru dot eu)
    http://zijlema.basicguru.eu
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  • #2
    Eh, how about using a textbox and a button in a dialog?


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    • #3
      An INI file?



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      • #4
        How about the PB/DLL INPUTBOX function?

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        • #5
          You can enter a command-line option if the program is run with the "Run" option from the Start menu.

          You can get it using COMMAND$ or by changing FUNCTION PbMain to:

          <font face="Courier New, Courier" size="3"><pre>
          FUNCTION WinMain (BYVAL hCurInstance AS LONG, _
          BYVAL hPrevInstance AS LONG, _
          lpszCmdLine AS ASCIIZ PTR, _
          BYVAL nCmdShow AS LONG) EXPORT AS LONG
          </pre></font>

          MCM

          PS: Personally, I think this would be a cool place for one of those "up-down" controls to pick the year.




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          • #6
            Thanks fellows,

            I decided to use INPUTBOX$, which is - by the way - not documented in PBDLL60 (had to read the 16-bit compiler documentation to learn about it).

            From a GUI point of view this is not the 'most beautiful girl in the world' but it's good enough for test matters. For those interested, I'll make the executable available on the Basic Guru website (later today).

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            • #7
              Or you could have read about it in the Help File errata postings in the FAQ forum...



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              • #8
                For those who want to test my Easter calculations:
                http://www.basicguru.com/files/zijle...l60/easter.zip


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