Making Libraries

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 03-13-92 (08:31)             Number: 149
From: SCOTT WUNSCH                 Refer#: NONE
  To: WARREN MILLER                 Recvd: NO  
Subj: Making Libraries               Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
WM> I don't want to sound to stupid but how do you make Librarys' a
WM> can you place in them. I have several common routines and funct
WM> that I use, but the command to make libs eludes me. Also how do
WM> use them in code?

  While in the QB environment, load the source module that
contains the routines to place in the library.  Make sure
there is no "module-level code" (code not in SUBs or
FUNCTIONs) except for DECLARE, DIM, etc., because this code
cannot be accessed when in a library.
  Now, pull the Run menu down, and select Make LIB file.  This
will bring up a window similar to the one for compiling.
Select any options you need, and then hit <Enter> to proceed.
QB will do everything to create a .QLB and .LIB file.
  Any SUB or FUNCTION can go in a library.

> Also is there a standard in terms of code?
> I.E. ik$ = (Inkey pressed)
> a$ =
> b$ =
> c$ =
> For a common ground, so the next guy knows what is going on at
> glance.

  Not usually, except that longer variable names than that are
generally used.  This means the variable name itself explains
a bit about what's going on.
                                            -= Scott =-

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