Subject Re: ALIAS
From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Mon, 15 May 2017 09:41:54 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 2017-05-15 5:42 AM, AGOSTINHO wrote:
> Dear Mervyn,
> Thank you for your explanation, and the sample below.
> I'm a old DBASE dos programmer and I'm trying to understand  the new way  of programming
> in the DBASE PLUS.
> Will study your example and will let you know if there is something else I don't understand.
> Thanks

You are welcome.  Programming for Windows is quite different to
programming for DOS so there is a lot to learn.

Ken Mayer's dBASE Book and the dBASE Tutorial are a good starting point
and of course these newsgroups are always available.

Ken's books and the tutorial are available from his website

You should also get the dUFLP (dBase Users Function Library Project)
from Kens website as it contains many useful pieces of code.
Instructions for installing the dUFLP are on the website.

If you don't get Ken's book you should at least read all the articles in
the knowledgebase which you will find under Support on the dBase website.

If you accessed the newsgroup via the link on the dBase website you will
find it far more convenient to set up a direct NNTP link to the news
server.  Your present email program may be able to do this otherwise
programs such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera Mail, Gravity or Agent will
do the job.

The server name is and just use the default values for
the rest.  No username, password or secure connection is required.
Once the account is set up you will be presented with a list of
newsgroups.  Select those that interest you and messages will be
delivered to you just like email.