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  • PowerBASIC Source Code Libary

    As part of the release of gbSnippets - my new freeware text organizer and
    code librarian - I'm making the following 300+ PowerBASIC source code
    snippets available.

    Please consider this a thank you for the help I've been given
    on the forums. I hope that it especially helps folks new to PowerBASIC.

    You can read the snippets online at my website:
    http://www.garybeene.com/power/code/

    You can also download gbSnippets and the source code library at:
    http://www.garybeene.com/sw/gbsnippets.htm

    The source code library also includes a variety of reference materials
    that I've compiled, based on what I've found I need to work in PowerBASIC.
    Having this information ready at hand has been very useful.

    This is just a start, covering primarily source code for creating GUI applications.
    I will expand the library greatly over the coming months, providing more coverage
    of graphics, threads, COM, DLLs, SDK-style coding and Internet applications.


    Snippet Categories
    The snippets in the PowerBASIC library are split into the following categories:

    Code:
    References                     DLLs                  Printing
    API Functions                  Edit Controls         RichEdit Control
    Apps/Dialogs                   Files/Folders         Security
    Arrays                         Graphics              Sorting
    Callbacks                      Internet              Strings
    Clipboard                      Keystrokes            System Information
    Controls - Basic Examples      Math                  Templates
    Controls - Techniques          Menus                 Time/Timers
    Debug                          Mouse                 TreeView Control
    Dialogs (Built-In)             Multimedia
    Here's the list of individual snippets currently in the library:

    Code:
               .Reference--------------------------------------------------
                      API - Short List (Most Useful, with snippets)
                      API - Longer List (Desc only)
                      Data Types
                      Message Structure
                      MSDN links
                      Notifications, Messages, Styles (by Common Control)
                      Notifications, Messages, Styles (by Sys Object)
                      Pointer Discussion
                      PowerBASIC Command Syntax
                      PowerBASIC Keywords
                      Programmer Tools
                      Template for IDE+ Option
                      Virtual-Key Codes
                      Window Styles
                      WM_ Messages (Arguments, Summary, Descriptions)
    
             API Functions--------------------------------------------------
                      ChildWindowFromPoint
                      ClientToScreen
                      GetCursorPos
                      GetDlgCtrlID
                      GetDlgItem
                      GetFocus
                      GetParent
                      IsIconic
                      IsZoomed
                      MapWindowPoints
                      ScreenToClient
                      SendMessage
                      SetCursorPos
                      SetFocus
                      WindowFromPoint
    
             Apps/Dialogs--------------------------------------------------
                      ..X Commands
                      About Dialog
                      Allow Single Instance of Application
                      Cancel Closure (Capture Alt-F4 and "X" Button)
                      Capture F1
                      Center on Screen
                      Create Required Subfolders If Do Not Exist
                      Display ASCII Table
                      DragDrop File on Application
                      Find and Replace
                      Get Daily Message
                      Keep on Top
                      Limit Min/Max Size
                      Maintain MRU List
                      Message Pump - Dialog DoEvents
                      Minimize/Maximize Programatically
                      MsgBox$ - Confirmation of Action
                      Online Update #1 - Check For Updates
                      Online Update #2 - gbOnlineUpdate.exe
                      Open Help Files (.chm or .hlp)
                      Register Hotkey
                      Resize Control When Form Resizes
                      Run DOS Commands
                      Save/Get Settings using INI file
                      Select Code For Compilation
                      Set Caption
                      Set Z-Order
                      Splitter Bars
                      Start External App
                      Test for Minimized/Maximized
    
             Arrays--------------------------------------------------
                      Check If Array Is Dimensioned
                      Clear An Array
                      Cycle Through Array
                      Insert Specific Element
                      Join Numeric Array Elements into a Single String
                      Join String Array Elements into a Single String
                      Randomly Shuffle
                      Read/Write Array Data to File
                      Remove Specific Element
                      Search (Scan) Numeric Array
                      Search (Scan) String Array
                      Sort Numeric Array
                      Sort String Array
    
             Callbacks--------------------------------------------------
                      Callback Return Values
                      Callback Skeleton
                      CB Functions
                      Lo/Hi Word Extraction
                      Pointers - Retreiving Structures from Messages
                      Pointers - Sending Structures with Messages
    
             Clipboard--------------------------------------------------
                      Copy/Retrieve Text
    
             Controls - Basic Examples ---------------------------------
                      . One of Everything
                      . Syntax Summary
                      Button
                      Check3State
                      CheckBox
                      ComboBox
                      Frame
                      Graphic
                      Image
                      ImageX
                      ImgButton
                      ImgButtonX
                      Label
                      Line
                      ListBox
                      ListView
                      Option
                      ProgressBar
                      ScrollBar
                      StatusBar
                      TAB
                      TextBox
                      Toolbar
                      TreeView
    
             Controls - Techniques--------------------------------------------------
                      All Controls - Get/Sect Focus
                      All Controls - SubClassing
                      Buttons - Programmatically Click
                      InputBox - Center Over Application
                      Label - Active URL
                      MessageBox - Center Over Application
                      Synchronized Scroll (2 ListBoxes)
                      Multiple TextBox SubClasssing
                      Toolbar - Built-In + User Icons (from files)
                      Toolbar - Built-In Icons (DDT)
                      Toolbar - Built-In Icons (SDK)
                      Toolbar - Dropdown Buttons
                      Toolbar - Tooltips (DDT)
                      Toolbar - Tooltips (SDK)
    
             Debug--------------------------------------------------
                      Monitor Messages - Callback (GetMsgText)
                      Monitor Messages - Console Method (WinMsg)
    
             Dialogs (built-in)--------------------------------------------------
                      Browse Folders Dialog
                      Color Dialog
                      Font Dialog
                      Open File Dialog
                      Printer Dialog
                      Save File Dialog
    
             Edit Controls--------------------------------------------------
                      .64K Limit Issues
                      .Compilable Edit Control Example (Skeleton)
                      .Edit Control vs RichEdit Control Messages
                      .Notifications
                      AutoHighlight Text
                      Basic 1: Get Text/Boundaries: AllText, Selection, Caret, Current Line, LineM, LinesM-N, CharsM-N
                      Basic 2: Replace Text: All, Selection, Current Line, LinesM-N, CharM-N
                      Basic 3: Select Text: All, Current Line, LineM, LinesM-N, CharsM-N
                      Customize Context menu (Textbox)
                      Find Text
                      Flicker Control
                      Force Case on Text Input
                      Get Line Count
                      Get TopMost Line
                      Remove Highlighting of TextBox on Startup
                      Save/Restore Position
                      Set Text Limit
                      SubClassing
                      Unselect Text
    
             Files/Folders--------------------------------------------------
                      Backup/Restore a File
                      Combine Path/File Parts
                      Confirm Overwrite Of a File
                      Create Large Empty File
                      Delete Folder & Sub-Folders
                      Determine If File Is Open
                      Determine If File or Folder Exists
                      Extract Parts of PathName
                      Get Date/Time of File
                      Get File Attributes
                      Get File Size
                      Get Mode of Open File
                      Hex Display of String/File
                      List Drive Letters (with type)
                      List Files/Folders
                      List Files/Folders (Recursive)
                      Open DOS at Path
                      Open Explorer at Path
                      Open Window at Path
                      Read Entire Text File Into Array
                      Read Entire Text File Into String
                      Read First n Lines of Text File Into Array
                      Read Text File, One Line At a Time
                      Read/Write Entire Numeric Array
                      Send File/Folder to Recycle Bin
    
             Graphics--------------------------------------------------
                      .Overview
                      Capture Dialog
                      Capture Screen
                      Get Image Size From File (.BMP images)
                      Get Screen Resolution
                      Gradient Fill
                      Graphic Window
                      Load Image From File (DDT)
                      Load Image/ImageX Controls (from .pbr)
                      Load ImgButton/ImgButtonX Controls (from .pbr)
                      Load JPG/GIF Images (GDI+)
                      Load JPG/GIF Images (ListView)
                      Pixel Manipulation (Bits String)
                      RGB/BGR/Long Conversions
                      Set Wallpaper - from file
                      Set Wallpaper - use dialog image
    
             Internet--------------------------------------------------
                      Create HTML File From Code
                      Create URL Shortcut
                      Open URL - Using Default Browser
                      Send Email - Using Default Client
    
             Keystrokes--------------------------------------------------
                      %IDOK + %IDCancel + ESC + Enter
                      %IDOK + Enter (Exception)
                      .Introduction - Messages & Functions
                      .Message Detection (TextBox SubClassing)
                      Ctrl-V
                      Enter
                      F1 (Help)
                      F2
                      Get Key State At Any Time
                      Get Key State At Time of Event
                      TAB
    
             Math--------------------------------------------------
                      Convert Decimal to Binary
                      Convert Decimal to Hex
                      Convert Hex to Decimal
                      Convert Binary to Decimal
                      Generate Random Number
                      Manipulating bits in variables
                      Round to Specified Decimals
    
             Menus--------------------------------------------------
                      .Really Simple Menu Example
                      Flip menu check state
                      Menu - Skeleton, 1-Level
                      Menu - Skeleton, 2-Level
                      Menu - Skeleton, Context, TextBox
                      Show Underlines in Menu Text
                      Activate Alt+Accelerator Key
    
             Mouse--------------------------------------------------
                      .Messages of Interest (wParam/lParam definitions)
                      Detect Mouse Position (All Controls)
    
             Multimedia--------------------------------------------------
                      Play Sound - MIDI file
                      Play Sound - WAV file
                      Play Tones (WinBeep)
                      Speech Synthesize (Read Text)
    
             Printing--------------------------------------------------
                      Draw text centered on printer page
                      Send Page Eject to Printer
                      Set Printer for 8.5x11 Page
                      Print Text With Embedded TABs (Single Line, Set POS)
                      Print Text With Embedded TABs (Multi-Line, Set POS)
    
             RichEdit Control--------------------------------------------------
                      .64K Limit Issues
                      .Compilable RichEdit Example (Skeleton)
                      .Compilable RichEdit Example (Smaller Skeleton)
                      .Notifications
                      .RichEdit vs Edit Control Messages
                      .Shortcut Keys
                      .Usage Summary - RichEdit Control
                      AutoHighlight Text
                      Basic 1: Get Text/Boundaries: AllText, Selection, Caret, Current Line, LineM, LinesM-N, CharsM-N
                      Basic 2: Replace Text: All, Selection, Current Line, LineM, LinesM-N, CharsM-N
                      Basic 3: Select Text: All, Current Line, LineM, LinesM-N, CharsM-N
                      Context menu (RichEdit control)
                      Ctrl-V Capture via Subclassing
                      Enable Hyperlinks
                      Flicker Control
                      Get Line Count
                      Get TopMost Visible Line
                      Get/Save RTF Content
                      Print RTF (Color)
                      Save/Restore Position
                      Setting TabStops
                      Set Text Limit
                      SubClassing
                      Synchronized Scroll (2 RichEdit Controls)
                      Syntax Highlighting
                      Unselect Text
    
             Security--------------------------------------------------
                      Encrypte/Decrypt a File
    
             Sorting--------------------------------------------------
                      Numeric Sort
                      String Sort
    
             Strings--------------------------------------------------
                      Convert Case
                      Convert TABs to Spaces (GetTextExtentPoint32)
                      Convert TABs to Spaces (DrawTextEx)
                      Extract nth Delimited String (Field)
                      Find nth Occurrence of Substring Within a String
                      Find SubString Within a String
                      Get Physical Length of String
                      Join Array Elements
                      Remove Leading/Trailing String/Characters
                      Replace Substring Within a String
                      Split String Into Array
                      Verify String Contains Only Letters/Numbers
    
             System Information--------------------------------------------------
                      Computer Name
                      Environment variables
                      Special Folders
                      User Name
    
             Templates (IDE)--------------------------------------------------
                      Dialog + Buttons
                      Dialog + DoEvents Loop
                      Dialog + Selected Messages
                      Dialog Only
                      Simple: Dialog + Button
                      Simple: Dialog + DoEvents Loop
                      Simple: Dialog + Selected Messages
                      Simple: Dialog Only
    
             Time/Timers--------------------------------------------------
                      Convert MM-DD-YYYY to YYYY-MM-DD
                      Convert seconds to minutes
                      Time - Create a Timer
                      Time - Elapsed Time Between 2 Events
    
             TreeView Control--------------------------------------------------
                      .Compilable TreeView Example
    
                      Edit/Modify
                               Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete Nodes (Context Menu)
                               Delete Children of Node (including sub-nodes)
                               Delete Node + Children (including sub-nodes)
                               Edit Tree Label (in-place)
                               Expand/Collapse Node
                               Expand/Collapse Node (including sub-nodes)
                               Save/Restore Tree
                               Sort Children of Node (no sub-nodes)
                               Sort Children of Node + SubNodes
                               Turn Icon Display On/Off
    
                      Information
                               Is Node a Parent
                               Node Child Count
                               Node Child Count (including sub-nodes)
    
                      Traverse/Walk Tree
                               Children of Node (return last child)
                               Children+SubNodes of Node (return last node)
                               Node to End of Tree (return last node)
                               One Node Down
    *updated 3 Sept to include a list of snippet categories
    Last edited by Gary Beene; 3 Sep 2009, 06:25 PM.
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