From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Thu, 18 May 2017 11:34:47 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 2017-05-18 11:08 AM, Mustansir A Ghor wrote:
> Dear All
> For the development we use IDE enviorement. But I had seen a program i dont recall the name that can be used as startup.
> Usually in DOS based program in the for an un build application we could use in the shortcut something like c:\dbase.exe mainmenu.prg (.dbo) to straight away start application.
> Can anybody assist with such program in order understand how set up enviorement and how to go about with initial syntax of handling _app object to arrive at main screen of application. I refer to un build application but while it is on test in the IDE enviorement.
> Best Regards
> Mustansir

If you haven't already done this you should try and find the time to
work through Ken Mayer's dBASE tutorial which you will find at

Ken covers creating a start.prg in great detail in the tutorial and you
can cheat a bit by going direct to section viii at  The
problem with this is that the tutorial is structured so that it starts
with the basics and then builds on them.  Skipping the previous sections
means that you may not follow why Ken does certain things in section viii.

You will, of course, need to tailor the code to your project.  (The
legal profession has a neat Latin phrase, "mutatis mutandis", which
means "with the necessary changes" to cover this.)