[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Re:FB3

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From: Chris Stasny <staz@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 08:51:37 -0500
>In converting previous projects I have run across a few problems.  Hope
>someone can point me in the right direction.
>
>1. The new proceedure for calling DCOD's -- I can't figure out how to convert
>this:
>
>CALL "RdWr",RdWrID%,ioErr,(myRecHndl&,0,%_LoadImage)
>
>to the new syntax.

For your convenience, all Program Generator filters and includes are placed
in a folder with the PG applicaiton. You can get the RdWr filter from
there. If you look at the filter, you will see that we translated it as
follows...

CALL "RdWr",RdWrID% : ioErr =
universalfn(gFBCode&,_RdWrParams,myRecHndl&,0,_LoadImage)


>
>2. Why does oser = FN SPEAKSTRING(a$) or oser = FN SPEAKSTRING("test") tell
>me I need to define the function first when it highlights showing it is an
>available toolbox call?
>

Look at our example for speakText. (Path: Examples/Handbook
Examples/Sound/Speech)

You'll see that we include a special file to make things work.

include "Tlbx SpeechSynthesis.Incl"


If you ever want to find a toolbox function that is not included, but may
be defined, you click on the name of the toolbox and hit command-e. (In the
next version you will also be able to command-double-click.) This will take
you to the include file where the toolbox is defined. You need to make sure
that that include is in your project or is included with an INCLUDE line as
in our example.

>3.  Is it true that the Notificaito Manager routines are not installed yet
>such as;
>
>osErr% = FN NMINSTALL(@gNmRequest)
>

I believe that you are correct.

>4. Sometimes after using Command R several times the spinning beach ball
>speeds up but does nothing for a long time. If I cancel and then try again
>nothing happens but the cursur returns in a few seconds.  Trying the third
>time always brings things back to normal.
>

I need some more details on this. Fat/PPC/68K? Your System Vers/Mach/RAM?
Virtual memory?



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