Does PB Support Calls to Win32 and Win16 API Libraries ?

Does PB Support Calls to Win32 and Win16 API Libraries ?

Post by PJua » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Hi All:
      I am very new to PowerBuiler Enterprise 4.0. I have a questions that
would be grateful if it can be answered:

  -> Can PowerBuilder Enterprise 4.0 support direct calls to Win32 and
      to Win16 API libraries ?


Does PB Support Calls to Win32 and Win16 API Libraries ?

Post by Kevin Scot » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00

You are able to call an external function from Powerbuilder.  You will
need to review the windows SDK or documentation for a specific DLL.  

To call an external function from PB, select local external functions or
Global external functions from the declare menu and identify the external
function that you want to call...

FUNCTION Boolean FlashWindow(Long hWind, boolean bInvert)LIBRARY

The default calling convention is "by value"

Once the external function is declared, you can use it with your scripts


BTW, you can't use "call-backs" or "Pointers to Pointers"

Hope this helps!


Does PB Support Calls to Win32 and Win16 API Libraries ?

Post by Carl Hoa » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00



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