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VBDOS Program Help System?

Post by Harry Potter » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:48 am

Does VBDOS 1.0 come with a help system to be used in a VBDOS program? If not, where can I find one? Or do I need to create my own?
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Post by burger2227 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:45 pm

WHERE does it say ANYTHING about VBDOS here? Search like everybody else does or make your own! But then you will already KNOW how.......
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VBDOS PROGRAM HELP SYSTEM?

Post by OPRESION » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:54 am

Harry Potter wrote:Does VBDOS 1.0 come with a help system to be used in a VBDOS program? ...
NO
Harry Potter wrote:... If not, where can I find one? ...
THE PDS INCLUDES THE UTILITIES HELPMAKE.EXE AND THE QUICKHELP.EXE THAT ARE USED TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE *.HLP FILES FOR DOS.

THERE WAS A WAY TO DO IT USING THE Microsoft Advisor Help Library THAT APPARENTLY IT'S DISSAPEARED; THIS IS AN ARTICLE OF THE KBASE OF MICROSOFT (ALSO DISSAPEARED):
BASIC DOESN'T SUPPORT MICROSOFT ADVISOR HELP LIBRARY (71306)

SUMMARY

WITH THE HELPMAKE.EXE UTILITY, YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN QUICKHELP FILES. HOWEVER YOU WILL NEED THE MICROSOFT ADVISOR HELP LIBRARY, WHICH PROVIDES ROUTINES TO RETRIEVE INFORMATION FROM QUICKHELP FILES, TO ACCESS THESE FILES FROM WITHIN YOUR PROGRAMS.

THE MICROSOFT ADVISOR HELP LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MICROSOFT INFORMATION CENTER BY CALLING (800) 426-9400.

QUICKHELP FILES ARE USED WITHIN THE ON-LINE HELP SYSTEM OF MANY MICROSOFT PRODUCTS, SUCH AS IN QB.EXE FROM MICROSOFT QUICKBASIC, IN QBX.EXE FROM MICROSOFT BASIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM (PDS), AND IN MICROSOFT PROGRAMMER'S WORKBENCH (PWB), AND VARIOUS UTILITIES.

SOME FEATURES OF THE MICROSOFT ADVISOR HELP LIBRARY CANNOT BE USED FROM A MICROSOFT BASIC PDS (7.00 OR 7.10) OR QUICKBASIC (4.00, 4.00B, OR 4.50) PROGRAM BECAUSE SOME OF THE ROUTINES REQUIRE POINTER FEATURES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN BASIC, SUCH AS PASSING A FUNCTION POINTER OR RECEIVING A POINTER AS A RETURN VALUE.
Harry Potter wrote:... Or do I need to create my own?
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Post by sanjidao01 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:51 pm

yea it s true!

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Post by bongomeno » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:48 pm

this is general discussion... vbdos should be allowed. plus harry potter uses vb dosent he?
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Post by OPRESION » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:11 am

bongomeno wrote:... plus harry potter uses vb dosent he?
YES, THE VISBASIC IT'S VERY INTERESTING; BUT I MOSTLY USE THE PDS.
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