Subject Re: function keys label F2 to F9
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Tue, 6 Aug 2019 11:35:29 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 05/08/2019 20:19, Mervyn Bick wrote:
> On 2019-07-31 3:26 PM, Mustansir Ghor wrote:
>> Dear Ken Sir
>> I have editor where consultant enters symptoms. Few are very general
>> ETC
>> ETC
>> All these will be displayed in vertical bar as Text Labels. By
>> pressing function button writing can be shortened.
> A while back I showed Akshat how to use a keyboard hook with the numeric
> keypad as a set of hot keys for his application.  As long as you are
> using dBASE Plus 8 or newer you can use the same approach here.
> The attached example makes provision for 15 hot keys.  The principle
> can, of course, be extended to cover any other keys as well.

Good Morning Mervyn,
The two cases are not similar. I had required the hook because on key
label was not recognising the numeric key pad keys.

Mustansir requires something similar to abbreviations expansion.

And for this Ken's example is sufficient.