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First steps in migration

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:00 pm
by esgici
Q1: How do I convert my .dbf data to the windows environment ? Now when my windows app look at my DOS data it does the conversion on start up. Can I convert it once and avoid the on the fly conversion?
A1: HB_OEMTOANSI() : Convert a DOS(OEM) string to a WINDOWS (ANSI) based string.
Q2: All menu and messages in my DOS software are in (code page xxx DOS). Is there an easy way to convert everything in xxxx Windows or write all my app in the windows environment from scratch?
A2: See A1.
Q3: Any help in translating the EDITEXTENTED from English to may native language?
A3: Automatic translation is exclusive to specific software, such as Google, M$ etc. Harbour and HMG doesn't have such capability. (Hopefully may be a day )
Q4. Is it possible for Harbour to use "CA Clipper tools functions
A4: Almost all of them included in Harbour ( lib is libct ).
Q5: Is there any way to see all the Harbour functions by examples as in the case of NG.EXE? I like learning by example.
A5: Harbour is the developing phase and a "complete" guide never has been ( probably will not be ). Current most complete help is
here .
I promise not to hit you with so many questions in the future.
Please don't hesitate; here you are between friends.

Re: First steps in migration

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:34 pm
by quartz565
Thanks for the info. I will look into all of them.