Subject Re: Problem with Project .EXE file
From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Sat, 20 Jun 2020 14:02:47 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 20/06/2020 12:43, Ketan G wrote:
> Thanks for all the ideas for the earlier Wait Window Nowait post.
> This is a query about the .EXE file created by "building" a project file.
> The project is based on just a single xbase program but additional
> items are as follows (with options specified while building)
> 1) abc.prg - specified as main program
> 2) lib.prg - library, to be included in executable

If you have used Andy's showprog.prg then that must be included in the
project file as well.

> Three tables
> 3) xinput/xlookup/xoutput.dbf - all local dbase tables
> these are not included in the project file but they are located in a
> specific directory which is hard coded in abc.prg
> (not the best approach but the program is just
> a small utility which will reside on 3/4 computers).
> 4) plusr_en.dll - not embedded in .exe file but copied
> to the same directory where abc.exe is located
> (when this was embedded, got a message saying the
> "dll could not be found" hence switched to this option)

PlusR_EN.dll needs to be in the same folder as the other files before it
can be included in the project.  If it was in the correct folder when
you got the error message check for a typo.  If it's not embedded in the
.exe the .exe uses the installed plusrun.exe and it will ignore the .dll.

> other options
> 5) No UAC
> 6) Standard INI file
> 7) BDE off (tried setting this on with no difference in result)

BDE must be on if your program accesses .dbf files.  The BDE must alse
be installed on any computer where your .exe is to run if it isn't
already there.

> 8) All other options as default.
> the project compiles with no errors, abc.exe gets built.
> the first step of the program asks the user to select a
> directory with getdirectory(), the .exe file runs upto
> and including this part and then just nothing.
> However, the program runs with no problem as a
> ..prg file within dbase (at the command window  with "do abc")
> Any ideas/suggestions on why this is happening?
> am using dbase 11.

What command should be executed after the getdirectory()