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Passing a parameter object to a form in Visual FoxPro [ID:186] (1/1)

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video tutorial by David Fung, added 04/07

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We can pass info to and retrieve info from a form like this:

DO FORM WITH arg1,arg2 TO result

which is similar to calling a function:

result = FORM(arg1,arg2)

When I am developing a form, I often need to change the number of input and output arguments, which means I need to constantly adjust the form calling interface.

By using a parameter object as an input/output mechanism simplifies it like below:

local loParam
loParam = createobject('empty')
do form with loParam
? loParam.output

Also the use of parameter object makes it flexible in when and where to assign the output value, i.e. not restricted to RETURNing a single entity in the UNLOAD event of the form.

Uploaded on 11th April 2007, running time 4 minutes.

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13. anonymous Thu, 18 Jun 2009 05:10

It resolve my problem. Thanks

12. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 20:59

I appreciate your video. I wish more people will come to realize how powerfull FoxPro is.

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8. anonymous Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:59

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6. anonymous Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:03

can i make an animation using visual fox pro software

Hi Dan,

Yes the parameter object does not persist unless it is of global scope. One way to make it easier to create such an object is to write a utility function to return an instance of it, just remember to release it after use. Another way is to define a class of it so that there is no need to manually add the property every time.

Hope this helps :)


Great! Just used it in my app - I think its a more elegant way to accomplish passing a parameter with less code. I have a question - if I want to call the form again I need to create the object again and set loparam to a new value? It seems the object doesn't persist so that if I want to call the same form from another place I have to define the object again. Right? Thanks

3. anonymous Mon, 07 May 2007 15:18

Nice demo! Tried it and it works just fine!


Anon-as you say, this is a really clear and nice screencast. I've never used VFPro so I can't comment on the content but I hope that David goes on to make some more videos.

David - you've clearly got knowledge to share, we'll welcome future content from you, especially as you are venturing into new areas for us.




Great screencast, very useful when leaning visual foxpro.

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